Election Protection: Our Broken Voting System and How to Repair It

Desiline Victor, you are not alone.

A report released on February 12, 2013 by the Election Protection coalition, led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, pledges to address the “endemic yet solvable problems [that] continue to plague our system of elections and prevent too many eligible voters from fully participating in our democracy.”

Problems plague Wisconsin voters

Last May, Wisconsin Governor and ALEC Alum Scott Walker signed Act 23 (aka AB 7), a voter ID law that also counts ALEC affiliated legislators among its sponsors. Thanks to the NAACP/Voces and LWV court challenges, voters in Tuesday’s recall election were not legally required to produce ID in order to vote – but that doesn’t mean Election Day was problem free.

It’s never too late for thanksgiving

| December 4, 2008 - 12:39 pm

Tags: election protection, Policy Corner, public policy, volunteer, Young Voters

Thanksgiving Day may be over, but I still want to give thanks. Democracy needed your help, and you answered the call. Your commitment to progress is inspiring and necessary, and we will certainly need to keep up the hard work in the months and years to come to make sure America lives up to its promise. If what I saw on Election Day is any indication, we are well on our way to filling that promise.

Blog the vote! (Yes, you!)

| November 4, 2008 - 2:00 pm

Tags: 2008 Election, election protection, voting rights

First off, call for help if you run into trouble today:

  • Call 866-OUR-VOTE.

Power to the palm cards

| October 29, 2008 - 1:39 pm

Tags: election protection, Policy Corner, public policy, volunteer, voter ID

Last night, volunteers in DC responded to my call that democracy still needs your help.  They gathered to do People For the American Way Foundation's part in a project that will touch hundreds of thousands nationwide.

Think you're registered? Think again.

[asset|aid=936|format=image|formatter=asset|title=wtf_uncle_sam.jpg|width=303|height=380|align=right|resizable=true]"When did you say you mailed in your voter registration form?"

"About two months ago," I said, ear pressed to the phone.

"That's not what I like to hear," she sighed.

Democracy still needs your help

| September 29, 2008 - 3:24 pm

Tags: election protection, Policy Corner, public policy, volunteer, voter ID

In the past I've asked you to work for democracy.  With only a month left before November 4, that call to action is more important than ever.  You can still help!

Recognize, Restore and Respect the Right to Vote for All of Us!!!

Around the country, activists and organizers are concerting efforts to ensure that our right to vote is fully recognize, restored and respected for all of us!

Working for democracy

| September 2, 2008 - 1:48 pm

Tags: election protection, Policy Corner, public policy, volunteer, voter ID

Earlier this summer I joined Matt Popek in calling upon all of you to use the knowledge you gain in preparing yourself to vote to help others exercise that right.  Now is the time for you to put that call into action.

Election Protection is Just a Phone Call Away

| March 4, 2008 - 1:30 pm

Tags: election, election protection, elections, PFAWF

Hit a snag at the polls today? Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE and you can report the problem(s) you encountered and get legal advice on how to proceed.

This election protection service is provided by People For the American Way Foundation.

Tell your friends. Please.