Do you need votes to win your campaign? They may be harder to get now.
Over the past year, we've seen an unprecedented assault on voting rights. But how will these changes impact you and your work?
To help you keep pace with changing laws, we're updating the Organizer's Guide to Election Administration (OGEA), our free, 50-state guide to election law, written specifically for organizers. All 17 states with 2011 elections are up-to-date, and the remaining states will be updated within the month. We've also added new features to help organizers navigate the complex rules that govern how we vote.
On Monday, October 17, we're hosting an online, guided tour of the OGEA. If you're writing a field plan, preparing a voter protection operation, starting a voter registration drive, or just interested in election administration, I hope you'll join us.
In state after state, conservative legislators have pushed new rules that will significantly impact who can vote, when they can vote, and how you can engage people, from registration to election day.
What are the rules for 3rd party voter registration in your state? How can voters be challenged at the polls, and how can you protect voters from illegitimate challenges? What ID will voters need, and where can it be obtained? The OGEA can help you answer these questions, and any others you may have on voting law in your state.