Major coalition lays out how Wisconsin lawmakers can run elections with fairness, ease and accessibility
Shauntay Nelson, the Wisconsin state director of All Voting is Local, brought together the groups. “Especially in a time when our country is in crisis, we need our democracy to function,” says Nelson. “Election officials and legislative leaders must act now to ensure every voter can access the ballot while also protecting public health.”
Arizona Republic: Secretary of state wants all-mail voting across Arizona for 2020 as coronavirus spreads
“While the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to a rushed decision on this matter, without proper consideration of Native American communities, these efforts can lead to unnecessary and increased barriers to voting," the groups All Voting is Local and the Arizona Advocacy Network said in a statement Tuesday.
The Intercept: Only eight people voted from Arizona’s jails in 2018. Will this election be different?
Alex Gulotta, Arizona director of All Voting Is Local, an organization that works to increase voting access in several key election states, said the group currently estimates that about 60 percent of people in Arizona jails are preconviction and eligible voters.
With election officials making voting changes amid concerns about coronavirus, All Voting is Local, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and Campaign Legal Center are urging Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and Attorney General Mark Brnovich to create and make public a statewide crisis action plan for the Presidential Preference Election on Tuesday, March 17 by extending early voting, and notifying voters directly of changes in their polling places through television ads and public service announcements. In addition, advocates will inform voters of polling place changes and continue to support voters experiencing polling place problems through the nonpartisan voter hotline, 866-OUR-VOTE.
“It’s kind of thrown their lives into disarray, and voting might not be the first thing on a lot of their minds,” said Mike Brickner, the Ohio director of All Voting is Local, an advocacy group. If you’re a college student in Ohio trying to figure out how to cram voting into the next few days, here’s what you need to know.
cleveland.com: Advocates launching text campaign to reach Ohio voters whose polling places were moved over coronavirus concerns
Mike Brickner, the Ohio director for All Voting is Local, says his group wants the voters to know where their new polling places will be. They plan to send the texts on Monday, directing recipients to check out the Secretary of State’s website, which has a designated coronavirus section — www.ohiosos.gov/coronafacts — that includes up-to-date information about polling locations.