The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an attempt by the Ohio Democratic Party to reinstate Ohio’s so-called Golden Week.
The ruling Sept. 13 means eligible voters in the state will not be allowed to register and cast ballots on the same day when Ohio’s absentee voting period for the presidential election begins next month.
Election officials across the nation are taking to the airwaves and interwebs to scream “HELP WANTED!” before the November 2016 election. Click on your state to find appropriate contact information for your local elections office. Then, tell them that you’re ready to volunteer!
Who’s Watching the Mail Ballot Process? You Can.
Among numerous growing concerns: mail ballot fraud is on the rise; voter roll cleanups are delayed at best; and more states are encouraging voters to trust the USPS with their franchise. Voting by mail is getting more popular. But are observers of the same following the trend? TTV doesn’t think so – but we have a solution.
This week, True the Vote released two new training modules for those wishing to keep a closer eye on the mail ballot process. No matter where you live or how popular the concept is, guidance is now available to get you started. Especially helpful for those who live in Colorado -- a specific course is available for you.
The process to engage is simple: create an account or log into an existing one with the TTV Knowledge Network here. While you’re there, take a look around at our other offerings!
Convert your concerns for election integrity into action today. If you don’t, who will?
Schedule a TTV speaker today!
Just in time for the height of the 2016 Election, True the Vote has fanned out staff and speakers around the southern and southeastern United States -- with more to come. Do you have a meeting or conference coming up and would like to book a speaker on the subject of election integrity? We’ve streamlined the request process with a form now available on the website, here. We can’t wait to address your next event!
Watch the September 2016 National Webinar Replay
This month we discussed the value of a new form of election observation: vote by mail. Yes, you can actually keep your eyes on that process, too! If you missed the webinar, you can access a replay, here.
Engelbrecht: Voter ID Dissenters are Basic Alinsky Agitators
True the Vote Founder Catherine Engelbrecht cut through the noise this week with respect to those who fight against voter ID and similar reforms with Breitbart News. She argued that court fights are less about civil rights and more focused on fomenting division: “The whole debate about Voter ID is really just designed to elicit an emotional response. It’s really a classic Alinsky tactic that “the thing is not the thing.” It’s a shell game. And that’s what Voter ID is being trumped up to be. It’s sad because it does have a negative impact – not only on election integrity as a whole – but also it continues to undermine the confidence of the electorate, and that really is in the longer term more dangerous, because a disengaged electorate truly means a runaway government.” You can check out the full interview here.
Did you know? PEW Research highlighted a study that detailed the total amount it would cost to collect ALL voter files in the country. True the Vote’s national voter roll research databank costs $126,482 -- just for the raw data! If you haven’t yet, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to help underwrite our research efforts.