Media / December 9, 2020

WKSU: Voting Rights Group Says This Primary’s Vote Total So Far Is Just Half Of 2016’s

Mike Brickner with All Voting is Local has compared numbers for this primary with those from four years ago – when there was in person voting and a Republican primary that featured Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

“In 2016, we had a little over three million people who voted in the primary election. For the 2020 election thus far, we are looking at about only 1.5 million people who have either cast an early ballot or requested an absentee ballot since we extended the time," Brickner says.

Media / November 5, 2020

Center for Public Integrity: Native Americans, hit hard by COVID-19, faced major barriers to vote

“All of these current barriers don’t exist as stand-alone barriers,” said Rosemary Avila, the Arizona campaign manager for All Voting is Local, a nonprofit voting rights group. “They are connected to a long, historical string of problems that have disenfranchised Native American voters.”

Media / November 4, 2020

ideastream.org: Ohio Voter Rights Groups Cheer Early Voting Success, Point To A Few Issues

While votes are still being counted, Tuesday’s election process was mostly a smooth one, according to Ohio voting rights groups.

A few problems were reported to the groups’ voter assistance hotlines – things like delays at polling places, the sometimes poorly executed expansion of curbside voting and scattered incidents of voter intimidation.

Media / November 4, 2020

WXYZ TV Detroit: Michigan state director of ‘All Voting is Local’ talks Election Day takeaways

"I think we've seen democracy in action," said Aghogho Edevbie, the Michigan state director of All Voting is Local. "People came out in great numbers... people's voices are being heard and I think we should celebrate that. Of course there's been some controversy because of the closeness of the vote nationwide and in the state, but ultimately the votes have been counted and that's a great thing."

Media / November 3, 2020

Nevada Independent: Tribal leaders spearhead mobilization efforts for untapped Native voters dealing with ‘tyranny of distance’

In a letter addressed to Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske and Elko and Humboldt county election officials, the Nevada Native Vote Project and the All Voting is Local Nevada chapter urged the provision of more in-person voting locations and ballot drop boxes closer to the Duck Valley Reservation in Elko County and the Fort McDermitt Reservation in Humboldt County.

Media / November 2, 2020

ABC News: Coronavirus surging in every key swing state as voters head to polls

Shauntay Nelson, the state director of All Voting is Local, a progressive group working to get out the vote in Wisconsin, told ABC News that the coronavirus has motivated voters in the state even more.

"I've driven around to some of the early voting sites, and I've seen an energy and an excitement especially among Black and brown people," Nelson said.