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All Election Protection 2016 Briefs and Reports

February 24, 2016

By: Jennifer L. Patin, Writer/Editor, and Dr. Megan A. Gall, Social ScientistVoting Rights Project

Election Protection, the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition, launched its 2016 effort to educate and protect voters on February 24. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law will lead Election Protection’s efforts to connect with voters through a series of timely briefs and infographics.


Brief 1: #ProtectOurVote

This 2016 presidential election year is like no other in recent history. At the onset, some voters face unprecedented challenges, while others benefit from recently enacted election reforms. This brief explores some of those challenges and reforms – and outlines the Election Protection coalition’s role in educating, engaging, and empowering voters in 2016.

To view Brief 1 online, please click here.


Brief 2: The Caucuses and the Right to Vote

During this 2016 election cycle, hundreds of voters have reached out to Election Protection’s 866-OUR-VOTE hotline seeking help with voting in the caucuses. This brief and interactive multimedia map describe the caucus voter’s experience in 2016 and call for more research into the caucus system’s interaction with our democracy.

To view Brief 2 online, please click here.


Brief 3: The 2016 Primaries In-Review

With the 866-OUR-VOTE hotline, Election Protection has learned a great deal about voters’ experiences since the start of this year’s presidential election season. This report presents a broad review of the 2016 primaries and an overview of voters’ concerns and the problems they faced across the U.S. electoral system, particularly in states formerly covered by Section 5 of the VRA. We feature several voters and give detailed accounts of their primary election experiences. Their stories speak to Election Protection’s comprehensive efforts to help voters by troubleshooting problems with local and state election officials, and poll workers and advocates. Our report illustrates the American voter’s strong will to cast a ballot that counts and highlights the unique and systemic problems that characterize this nation’s electoral process.

To view Brief 3 online, please click here.




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