Live Voter Roll Research Training Sessions are Now Available
Join the True the Vote team for an introductory training session on the new and improved Research Database! Each live training session runs roughly 30 minutes, and includes video instruction, Q/A and short quizzes. After a training session, you will receive your username and password information to get started.
Upcoming training dates are:
3/31 Tuesday @ 5pm CDT
4/1 Wednesday @ 1pm CDT
4/2 Thursday @ 11am CDT
4/2 Thursday @ 6pm CDT
There is limited space for each session (so each question can be better addressed) -- don’t hesitate to sign up here. For any questions or assistance related to the Research Database, email TTV here.
Systems Update for Research Database
As promised, True the Vote has been refreshing voter roll data across the country so you’ll have the most up-to-date information at your fingertips. This past week, TTV has received and is inputting new records from Alaska, Arkansas, California (plus Riverside County), Colorado, District of Columbia, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington and Wyoming.
Updated information includes voting history for the 2014 election cycle. More states will be added each week as they are received. NOTE: Florida and Texas data are still in the process of being delivered.
Still not signed up for research? Click here to get started.
Wisconsin is Now a Voter ID State
After an extensive legal battle over the state’s photo voter identification law, Wisconsin will begin enforcement in February 2016. The move came after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. TTV Founder Catherine Engelbrecht applauded the news stating, “Today’s decision is by no means a partisan victory, as every citizen participating in the electoral process can know with confidence that only their ballot will be waiting when they go vote … Our movement was built on the idea that voters should engage and educate each other on how to best rebuild accountability into the voting process. Today’s news in Wisconsin marks a critical accomplishment in the national push for election integrity.”
The Legislative Working Group’s Drawing Board
Email us if there is election reform legislation on the move in your state that you’d like to see passed/defeated.
Election Integrity Maryland has created a section on its website to detail all the work being done for election reform legislation. Click here to access it.
HB 621 – Relates to the termination of a volunteer deputy voter registrar’s appointment. Under the bill, county election officials would be empowered to revoke deputy status should they engage in any activity considered to be a violation of duties. Contact members of the House Committee on Elections to share your SUPPORT for this bill.
SB 795 – Relating to establishing an interstate voter registration crosscheck program. Under this bill, Texas would join a majority of states engaging in cooperative voter roll maintenance. Contact members of the Senate Committee on State Affairs to share your SUPPORT for this bill.
SB 796 -- Relating to the use of information from the lists of noncitizens excused or disqualified from jury service. The bill would make records of individuals claiming non-citizenship as an excuse to be excused from jury duty a matter of public record – significantly easing the process for concerned citizens to assist in voter roll cleanup. Contact members of the Senate Committee on State Affairs to share your SUPPORT for this bill.