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Reclaim Your Vote

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Your vote is your voice. 

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund's (LDF) "Reclaim Your Vote" campaign was created to inform voters about their voting rights and discourage them from cancelling their voter registration as a result of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (“Commission”). In order to combat this Commission, LDF has also filed a lawsuit in federal court. Learn more about the lawsuit here.


If you have problems on Election Day, such as being refused a ballot or turned away from the polling place, or would like to report voter intimidation, call the Election Protection hotline at 1.866.OUR.VOTE.

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Why We Need to

Reclaim the Vote:   

President Trump has repeatedly made false allegations of widespread voter fraud in the United States, often using racially coded language linking voter fraud to predominately minority urban communities and to “illegals,” despite the lack of any evidence to support his claim and the overwhelming evidence that in-person voter fraud is virtually non-existent.

The formation of the "Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity" and its membership handpicked by President Trump reflect its purpose. It is staffed largely by members who share the unsubstantiated belief in the myth of widespread, in-person voter fraud. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the Co-Chair of the commission, is a leading proponent of the voter fraud myth. The Commission’s actions are already impacting the electorate, its damage is not speculative.

 

Since the creation of the Commission, election officials and organizations dedicated to registering voters are reporting a disturbing number of registered voters canceling their registration and unregistered voters deciding not to register.

 

 

Ready to reclaim your vote? Start here.

  1. Register to vote
    today online

  2. Have you de-registered? Register again
    and put your name back on the voter rolls. (See, Step 1)

  3. Confirm your voter registration,
    even if you think you are registered, by checking with the Election Protection Hotline. Visit 866ourvote.org, or call 866.OUR.VOTE.

 

 

 

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Stay Strong.

Stay registered. 
In the past few years, dozens of states launched a coordinated and intense assault on our voting rights. 

In particular, various states sought to restrict voter registration drives, increase the disfranchisement of people with felony convictions, substantially reduce the opportunity to vote early, and erect barriers on Election Day by requiring government-issued photo identification.

Nationally, an incredible 25% of African Americans and 16% of Latinos do not possess valid government-issued photo ID. By comparison, only 8% of whites are without such identification. 

 

 

The goal of this assault on voting rights is to suppress the political participation of people of color, the poor, the elderly,
and the young. 

 

 

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Reclaim your voice.

Reclaim your vote. 

We’ve seen this familiar story play out before.  These suppression efforts represent another chapter in the struggle to expand American voting rights.   We cannot stop working to ensure that our democracy functions for all of its citizens!

Our job in defending and advancing the political rights of African Americans and other people of color, which has advanced the rights of all other communities, remains urgent and requires action.

 

 

 

Prepared to Vote: 

The Right to Vote is the Cornerstone of American Democracy

If you have problems on Election Day, such as being refused a ballot or turned away from the polling place, or would like to report voter intimidation, call the Election Protection hotline at 1.866.OUR.VOTE.

 

 

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