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Voter Protection Corps Education & Advocacy Fund

Action-oriented voter protection research in states where voters face election obstacles

Identify specific obstacles voters face in registering and voting to help a nonprofit develop action-oriented strategies for overcoming those obstacles in advance of election day

Posted January 17, 2020

The Voter Protection Corps is a national voter protection effort led by experienced voter protection attorneys that conducts targeted voter protection operations in key states across the country in advance of the 2020 election to make it easier for qualified voters to register to vote, vote easily, and have valid votes count. We are seeking several lawyers to write memos based on publicly-available information about voter experiences in several important states in recent elections. No previous election law experience is required. Each lawyer will write a short memo on a particular state. This retrospective post-mortem research will look at issues such as long lines, voter purges, confusing ballot design, language access problems, voter intimidation, machine problems, and other challenges voters face. Combined with data analytics work we are doing in parallel, this research to catalog risks and harms that have occurred in the past in important states will help our team develop and implement interventions in 2020 that will help prevent or mitigate similar challenges in upcoming elections. Many of these strategies will be implemented before election day, rather than on election day or in post-election litigation.

Project Plan

Preparation Phase

  • Intro call with volunteer coordinator

Collaboration Phase

  • Research and write memo based on public information

Wrap Up

  • Submit research to Voter Protection Corps and possibly -- answer additional questions

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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 6-10 hours
  • Training Provided: No
  • Site-Preference: Remote
  • Open to Law Students: No
  • Bar License(s) required: Any Bar License
  • Required Languages: None
  • Mentoring Provided: Yes
  • Supervision Provided: Yes
Voter Protection Corps Education & Advocacy Fund

The Voter Protection Corps Education & Advocacy Fund seeks to identify and overcome obstacles qualified voter face in registering, voting, and having their votes count.

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