Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) represents one of today’s most promising strategies for efficiently and effectively enfranchising all Americans, especially those most vulnerable to disenfranchisement including communities of color, young people, the elderly, voters with disabilities, voters with limited English proficiency, and low-income communities.
In this document we provide a summary of North Carolina’s voter list maintenance procedures and proposals to ensure that every eligible voter has a fair opportunity to cast their ballot.
In order for our democracy to thrive, we need to move forward and unify. SCSJ would like to thank the National Task Force on Election Crises for these quotes, and our Design Intern, Emma Daniel, for creating this video.
On the final day of early voting in North Carolina, SCSJ’s Communications Director, Tazeen Dhanani, encourages voters to cast their ballots if they haven’t already. More than four million voters have already cast their votes in NC, among the 80+ million votes in the country! Every vote counts.
This November 3rd, Americans will vote in 51 separate elections: one in each state, plus Washington, DC. Local election administrators and poll workers work for you to make sure your voice counts in this election.
This moment gives us the chance to begin rebuilding into a perfect Union for us all. Every single vote leads us toward a future where all of us can thrive. It’s time to get this right. Vote.
Learn about the life cycle of your ballot from the moment you submit it in this brief animated video.
Are you a Poll Monitor or Poll Worker serving your community during the 2020 General Election? What is the difference between a Poll Monitor and Poll Worker? What are my rights and how does the law protect me? This guide will help YOU feel comfortable and confident when assisting voters at polling places.
With the record-breaking number of absentee ballots sent in this year, counting every ballot will take time, and results will likely not be available on Election Night. American democracy includes all our voices. And American democracy is worth the wait. #CountEveryVote
Amendment 3 Florida’s Amendment 3 in 2020 could present a significant threat to Black and Latinx voting power in the state. Under this Amendment, Florida’s primary elections would shift from a “closed primary,” in which voters must be registered with a political party to participate in that party’s primary election, to a “top-two primary” model. […]
SCSJ’s Interim Executive Director and Voting Rights Chief Counsel, Allison Riggs, Votes Early In Person
Allison Riggs shares her experience voting early in person in Durham County, North Carolina.
The table shows what’s on the ballot for the 2020 elections in nine southern states.
Learn about the 2020 rules for voting in assisted living facilities, along with the two-step process for absentee-by-mail voting in North Carolina. Click on the download link to view and download the full infographic.
Learn about both the North Carolina-specific hotline number and national hotline number – who runs them, how they work, issues the hotline workers address, and more! Click on the download link to view and download the full infographic.
As the 2020 General Election approaches, SCSJ has created a one-stop digital hub to provide North Carolinians with all of the information they will need to vote, from checking to see if they’re registered to vote to learning about the different ways to vote – especially in the midst of a pandemic. Accompanying the NC state-specific webpage is a separate webpage for national resources, including state election information.
Upcoming Primary and General Election Voting Information as of August 6, 2020
SCSJ is partnering with community organizations in several states across the South to offer in-depth training sessions to educate community organizers on the redistricting process and potential voting rights violations following the 2020 census. Community Redistricting Organizations Working for Democracy (CROWD) Academies will equip individuals and organizations with tools to monitor and engage with redistricting […]
North Carolina is one of a handful of states that disenfranchise people living in our communities who are on felony probation and parole. Unfortunately, this policy, which dates back to the early 1900’s, disenfranchised nearly 70,000 North Carolinians in 2017. This number doesn’t even begin to count the number of people who never re-registered to […]