Got Wheels? How Having Access to a Car Impacts Voting

Got Wheels? How Having Access to a Car Impacts Voting

By Justin de Benedictis-Kessner & Maxwell Palmer

One major barrier to voting is getting to the polls. If voters face impediments in getting to their polling place, such as a lack of transportation, they may be less likely to vote and participate in the democratic process.

Voter Dashboards

Voter Dashboards

Whether you’re planning to vote by my mail or vote in person, it has never been more important to know your state’s voting rules and make a plan to vote. Download your state’s Voter Dashboard to get started.

South Carolina

South Carolina Vote Cure

Shernoff v. Andino

On behalf of the DSCC and an individual voter, we challenged South Carolina’s lack of a cure opportunity for mail ballots with alleged signature or witness requirement deficiencies.

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania King’s Bench Petition

In re November 3, 2020 General Election

Joined the Secretary of State’s petition to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court asking the court to rule on the Republicans’ efforts to add a new signature match law to the state’s Election Code.

You Have Rights as a Voter! Know them.

By Democracy Docket

If you’re planning to vote in person—either early or on November 3rd—then it’s important to understand your voting rights and know how to exercise them at the polls. We all have the right to be heard in November.

You Have Rights as a Voter! Know them.
Make a Mistake? Know About the “Cure” Process.

Make a Mistake? Know About the “Cure” Process.

By Democracy Docket

While signature matching laws and other forms of discarding eligible ballots need to be reformed, many states provide a way for voters to correct their ballot and still have it count. This is called the cure process.

On the Docket

Stay informed about the fight to protect voting rights.

On the Docket

September 2020

So far, in the 2020 cycle we have filed 56 lawsuits in 22 states—all for the purpose of protecting voting rights in November. Of the  lawsuits, we have already won 21 cases to help ensure every ballot counts. In the past week, we’ve had some of the biggest voting rights wins of the cycle.

On the Docket

August 2020

We are preparing to take on every legal challenge the GOP will throw our way in November. We must ensure no one is disenfranchised by Trump’s malicious voter suppression tactics that prioritizes maintaining power over eligible voters’ inalienable right to cast a ballot.

On the Docket

July 2020

There are now less than 100 days until the November election and Republicans are in a full-scale panic. Posed to lose control of the White House, the Senate and see their numbers dwindle in the House, Republicans are turning to the only trick they have left—voter suppression.

And, increasingly, they are turning to the courts for help in blocking the vote.

Lawyers: We Need Your Help Now

Lawyers: We Need Your Help Now

We need your help now. The right to vote—and to have it count—are being challenged like never before.

Register to be a Poll Worker

Register to be a Poll Worker

America is facing a record shortage of poll workers this year due to the coronavirus. Sign up now to make sure we have a safe, fair, efficient election for all.

Four Ways to Safely Cast Your Ballot Without USPS

Events of the past few weeks have caused many voters to ask about alternatives to the US Postal Service to ensure their vote counts this November.

Four Ways to Safely Cast Your Ballot Without USPS

Georgia

Georgia COVID-19 Election Relief

New Georgia Project v. Raffensperger

We challenged Georgia’s failure to provide prepaid postage, Election Day Receipt Deadline, voter assistance ban, and lack of standards for notifying voters with incomplete absentee ballot applications. On behalf of the New Georgia Project and individual voters, we argue that these restrictions pose an undue burden on the right to vote generally and particularly in the upcoming election as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The district court extended the receipt deadline.

Missouri

Missouri COVID-19 Election Relief

American Women v. State of Missouri

On behalf of American Women and individual Missouri voters, we challenged five Missouri laws that limit access to voting by mail. We challenged Missouri’s notary requirement, restriction that voters return their ballots only by the USPS, received by deadline, ban on third party collection and signature matching protocols.