• 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 Groups Drawing Board

    Email us if there is election reform legislation on the move in your state that you’d like to see passed/defeated.

    Maryland

    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.

    Texas

    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.

    HB 891 -- Relating to establishing an interstate voter registration crosscheck program. Contact members of the House Committee on Elections to share your SUPPORT for this bill.

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    27th of March 2015
  • Robert Popper, senior attorney at Judicial Watch, notes that The Washington Post has conceded that voter ID laws “pass constitutional muster.”  “I think that the theory that had been used to argue that voter ID violated the Voting Rights Act was fundamentally flawed and would render hundreds of statutes suspect,” the attorney tells OneNewsNow.  Popper also observes that voter ID has been implemented in many parts of the world, and increasingly so in this country, so the argument that minority voting is suppressed by the laws is an empty one. “The one thing no one is able to identify in any of these cases,” says the attorney, “is someone who is actually unable to vote in a way that couldn’t be fixed because they had to produce ID.”  Link to story at OneNewsNow.

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    24th of March 2015
  • HOUSTON, TX. -- March 23, 2015: True the Vote (TTV), the nation's leading voters’ rights and election integrity organization, today released the following statement in reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to decline further hearing of the challenge to Wisconsin’s voter ID law:

    This is the day that millions of Wisconsin voters have been waiting for,” True the Vote Founder Catherine Engelbrecht said. 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.”

    In preparation for the likelihood of Wisconsin’s voter identification law being enforced, True the Vote began the process of developing a citizen-led auxiliary system to support state efforts which help voters obtain free identification. The Texas pilot program, ‘NEED ID’, offered voter registration and ID help desk programs prior to the 2014 General Election.

    True the Vote has been preparing for this day with local citizen leaders for months,” Engelbrecht continued.Our task is not a difficult one -- engaged voters across the state stand ready to help their neighbors access free identification.

    “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,” Engelbrecht concluded.

    True the Vote encourages Wisconsin voters in need of free identification to review the Department of Transportation website for official instructions or contact TTV assistors for additional guidance.

     

    True the Vote (TTV) is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) voters’ rights  organization, founded to inspire and equip voters for involvement at every stage of our electoral process. TTV empowers organizations and individuals across the nation to actively protect the rights of legitimate voters, regardless of their political party affiliation. For more information, please visit www.truethevote.org.

    VoteStand is now available for both iOS (Apple) and Android devices free of charge. For more detailed technical information, visit the official VoteStand website at www.votestand.com.

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    Posted By
    23rd of March 2015

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