Voting and Redistricting

National Democratic Redistricting Committee

During the last redistricting process in 2011, Republicans had trifecta control in 19 states which gave them complete power over the drawing of 213 congressional districts. The NDRC is committed to changing that and making sure Democrats have a seat at the table in the 2021 redistricting process.

This is a critical election year for redistricting because it is the first cycle where the officials elected will serve during the redistricting process in 2021.  NDRC is targeting 12 states during the 2018 election cycle, including 9 gubernatorial races, 20 legislative chambers, 2 ballot initiatives, and 2 down-ballot races.  There are 8 additional states on our Watch List.

NDRC and OFA are teaming up to organize, educate, and engage supporters both in the digital space and on the ground to help support fair maps. In the coming months, you can host house parties and educate people around redistricting issues and outline future plans for how this program will make an impact on a state-by-state basis. Get started today by signing up here!

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Organizing for Action

OFA is a non-partisan progressive grassroots network, fueled by millions of volunteers, that has been fighting for years to move our country forward. OFA does two things: mobilize and organize. We mobilize grassroots supporters to win key issue fights; and we organize at the community level, engaging, training, and empowering a new generation of leaders to strengthen the progressive movement over the long haul.

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U.S. Vote Foundation

U.S. Vote Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c) 3 organization that works to facilitate and increase the participation of U.S. domestic, overseas and military voters worldwide through civic data, technology development, and access to personalized voter information services.

The US Vote data sets include Election Dates and Deadlines, State Voting Requirements, Local Election Official Contact data, and Voting Methods and Options.

 

  • Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Identification Requirements
  • Voter Materials Transmission Options
  • State Lookup Tools – Am I Registered? Where’s my Ballot?

 

US Vote’s local election dates and deadlines data service, named “LOCelections”, has been designed to be the repository of record for information on dates, deadlines and eligibility for all US local elections. The LOCelections data resource will contain information on local election dates, deadlines, eligibility and other key data from across the country to enable intelligent, informed voting at the local level and to help improve local voter participation.

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https://twitter.com/@US_Vote

 

Spread The Vote  

Spread The Vote (STV) fights voter suppression by helping citizens of states with Voter ID laws obtain the required ID. We will accomplish this by tackling the four biggest challenges faced by poor, young, and voters of color: money, time, transportation, and bureaucracy.

https://twitter.com/@SpreadTheVoteUS

Let America Vote

Jason Kander started Let America Vote to fight back against proposals across the country that make it harder for eligible voters to exercise their constitutional right to cast a ballot. Whether it’s extreme identification requirements, questionable purges of voter rolls, voter intimidation, new and extreme voter registration processes, or anything that makes voting harder, Let America Vote will be there to lead the way against it. Through online and grassroots organizing, an aggressive earned media strategy, and advertising, Let America Vote will play a crucial role among the existing network of organizations fighting for voting rights.

https://twitter.com/@letamericavote

Access Democracy

Access Democracy fixes local election administration problems to ensure all eligible Americans can vote. Issues like long lines, broken voting machines, and poorly maintained voter rolls block access to the ballot for millions of Americans — and they’re solvable.
Access Democracy uses data to pinpoint a county or city’s specific voting problems, and identifies solutions that fit that community’s needs and its budget.

  •  Look at such factors as population centers and public transit routes to determine whether every voter in an area has equal access to in-person absentee voting locations.
  • Identify counties where polling place resource shortages have disenfranchised voters. Advocate for enough voting machines, poll workers and other resources to ensure that every voter — no matter where he or she lives — can cast a ballot without waiting in a long line.

https://twitter.com/@accessdemocracy

VoteRiders

VoteRiders is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that provides practical assistance and information to ensure voters have the right kind of ID to vote in their state. VoteRiders is the leading organization focused exclusively on voter ID.

We assist voters who need to obtain ID to vote in their state, including:

  • covering the cost of required documents (birth certificates, Social Security cards, name-change court orders, etc.),
  • arranging transportation to their local DMV to secure voter ID, and
  • pro bono legal assistance with documentation.

Free, downloadable Voter ID Guides  provide detailed instructions on how to obtain voter ID for applicants, or for those assisting applicants.  Even in the states that do NOT have a voter ID law, confusion reigns. Poll workers have mistakenly required voters to present their ID, and many voters mistakenly believe that ID is required at the polls. In these states, other identifying information, such as a signature, is checked against information in the voter registry. See our Voter ID Info Cards for information on identification requirements in every state, including those without a voter ID law.

https://twitter.com/@VoteRiders

 

Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Leadership Conference works on a wide range of issues representative of the breadth of today’s civil rights movement.
• Census
• Civil Rights Enforcement
• Criminal Justice System
• Disability Rights
• Economic Security
• Education
• Equal Opportunity
• Hate Crime
• Health Care
• Housing & Lending
• Human Rights
• Immigration
• Indigenous Peoples
• Judiciary
• LGBTQ Rights
• Media & Technology •
• Religious Freedom
• Seniors/Social Security
• Transportation Equity
• Voting Rights
• Women’s Rights

https://twitter.com/@civilrightsorg

Vote.org

Vote.org uses technology to simplify political engagement, increase voter turnout, and strengthen American democracy.

Sending people their polling place information and engaging in plan-making works to increase turnout. Text messages for GOTV were sent one at a time by humans hitting send from a real phone number. Vote.org was able to build a giant opted-in text list in 2016 because of the heavy use of the tools we offer on our site.