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.
- Intro call with volunteer coordinator
- Research and write memo based on public information
- Submit research to Voter Protection Corps and possibly -- answer additional questions