In this election year, efforts continue to disenfranchise voters, limit voter access and mislead voters about their rights. And people are concerned about the safety and security of our upcoming elections. The following resources identify organizations and campaigns that are looking for volunteers to help register new voters, get out the vote and advocate for voter and election protections.
Are You Registered?
The most important first step is to check if you are registered to vote. Go to Voter Participation Center, a nonprofit, nonpartisan website, to make sure you’re registered. If you can under your state’s law, request a mail-in ballot, the safest and easiest way to vote in 2020.
Help Others Get Registered
To encourage other eligible Americans to vote on Election Day, check out the resources at nonprofit, nonpartisan When We All Vote. Sign up to volunteer, captain a voting squad to get others involved, engage your mayor, company or community organization to help get people registered to vote.
The Women's March Foundation makes it easy for you to write personal notes to voters — a proven way to increase turnout
Get Out the Vote
Postcards to Voters are friendly, handwritten reminders from volunteers to targeted voters. This is a partisan initiative aimed at giving Democratic Party candidates a winning edge in close, key races coast to coast.
Elders Stand for Fair Elections is a project of Elders Action Network that mobilizes volunteers to register voters, support mail-in voting, get out the vote and advocate for election reform.
Advocate for Free & Fair Elections
The League of Women Voters and others are urging Congress to approve needed funding to help states protect the right to vote.
Good Trouble, a project of Participant Media set up in honor of civil rights icon John Lewis, offers ways to help fight voter suppression.
Safe Voting Now provides information and options for enacting voter reforms and creating a fair election in November.
Common Cause has a number of initiatives related to voting & elections, including funding of the Postal Service, Census data protection, modernizing voter registration, ending gerrymandering, securing elections and more.
Vote at Home is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to ensuring election security and putting voters’ needs first. It advocates for and seeks to help implement mail-in voting because it has found voting at home is a time-tested and proven way to bolster the security of elections, improve voter engagement and reduce election-related costs.
Rock the Vote is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization devoted to getting the youth vote to the polls. It has pioneered ways to make voting easier for young adults by simplifying and demystifying voter registration and elections.
The League of Women Voters is committed to making democracy work for voters by promoting voter registration, working to reduce the influence of large-donor money in political campaigns, and seeking to reform political gerrymandering.
Other Voter Rights Organizations
View a list of more than 40 organizations working to secure free & fair elections in 2020 and beyond.
Related Advocacy Organizations
Represent Us is organized to fight corruption of the political process that stands in the way of social justice and other reforms.