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.
Amid growing concerns about coronavirus ahead of the March 17 primary, All Voting is Local, Common Cause Florida, Election Protection and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law urge Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee to extend the days and hours of early voting, extend the vote by mail deadline, open additional vote centers in all counties on Election Day, and use emergency funds to notify voters directly of any voting changes.
All Voting is Local to Text, Call Ohio Voters about Primary Election Polling Place Changes Amid Coronavirus Concerns
All Voting is Local today announced a campaign to reach hundreds of thousands of Ohio residents whose polling places have changed for the March 17 primary election because of last-minute moves amid concerns about the coronavirus.
All Voting is Local, Campaign Legal Center (CLC), Fair Elections Center and Southern Poverty Law Center today urged four county election officials to offer the maximum days and hours of early voting provided by state law--in advance of the March 17 primary election. Without more opportunities to cast a ballot early, election officials in Alachua, Broward, Palm Beach and Volusia counties risk subjecting voters to Election Day chaos similar to Super Tuesday, where voters in other states endured hours-long lines to make their voices heard.
Celebrities Join Civil Rights Groups to Kick Off ‘And Still I Vote’ to Protect Our Vote and Democracy
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local are launching “And Still I Vote,” a national call to action to overcome discriminatory barriers to voting. Inspired by the late Maya Angelou’s acclaimed poem “And Still I Rise,” the national campaign will spotlight tactics some government officials use to erect barriers to the voting booth. These anti-democratic efforts most typically target people of color, people with limited English proficiency, young voters, people with disabilities, and other groups historically excluded from our political process. “And Still I Vote” will highlight stories of resistance and resilience from historically disenfranchised communities, while providing practical tools to fight back
As states nationwide replace precinct polling places with vote centers, election officials must choose locations in communities of color, ensure the sites are staffed with trained poll workers, and notify voters ahead of time of any changes, according to recommendations in a report released today by All Voting is Local.