“ The Democratic Party was founded on the promise of an expanded democracy… Democrats believe we must make it easier to vote, not harder.” Democratic Party Platform
Voter purging. Voter fraud. Voter suppression. Russian interference. If you’ve ever had an issue with voting, you know that it can be daunting. It can be overwhelming. It might even start to feel like no one else is paying attention. Well, here’s the good news: We’re paying attention. The Civic Engagement and Voter Protection team is dedicated to protecting our democracy. We are working around the clock to educate voters and fight voter suppression. We are dedicated to ensuring that all voters have equal access to the ballot box. Together we can protect the right to vote and take back the White House in 2020.
Who we are & what we do
The Civic Engagement and Voter Protection department is concerned with safeguarding the right to vote by ensuring fair, accessible elections. To further our mission, our department works closely with local, state, and national partners to implement voter education and voting rights programming and strategies.
How we can help
We can provide assistance for two areas: simple issues and complex issues. Simple issues such as voter registration, updating voter information, and checking polling locations can be done through IWillVote.com.
If the issue is outside of the scope of IWillVote, it is probably a complex issue. In such instances, we recommend voters call us at 1-833-DEM-VOTE (1-833-336-8683). Our voter hotline is monitored by DNC employees 24/7/365 who are ready to field questions pertaining to felon disenfranchisement, voter purging, poll worker misconduct, voter machines, accessibility, and more.
How you can help
There are tangible ways that you can help promote and protect voting rights in your own community! Applying to be a poll worker in your community can have a huge impact on elections. We also have an Election Advocate Program, in which volunteers advocate for programs and policies in their counties.
You can also join our Facebook group! We encourage our members to share voting information pertinent to their state and respective communities!
IWillVote: Use IWillVote to register to vote, update voter information, locate your polling location, and more!
Voter Hotline: Call 1-833-DEM-VOTE (1-833-336-8683) for complex issues. Our 24/7 hotline is monitored by DNC employees.
Facebook: Connect with us on Facebook to stay up to date on voter protection news, events, volunteer opportunities, and more in your area!