It’s going to take all of us to protect our vote
A record-breaking 11 million Texans are expected to cast a ballot in the November elections, deciding who controls the State House, U.S. Senate, and White House. Because of the huge importance of this election, organizations across the state are gearing up to launch the largest ever nonpartisan Voter Protection effort in our state’s history.
Progress Texas is joining these organizations because we want to protect, advance, and defend the right to vote.
The goal is simple: not one single eligible voter should lose their right to vote because of suppression tactics, intimidation, or the spread of misinformation.
2020 will be one of the most consequential, high-turnout elections of our lives.
During the 2018 Texas midterm election, incidents reported to the Election Protection Coalition affected at least 277,628 Texas voters.
In 2018, the Coalition also helped extend polling location times in Harris County after they failed to open on time and assisted Texas State University students in securing an additional polling location on campus for part of early voting and Election Day. These efforts helped hundreds of voters cast a ballot who otherwise might have missed their opportunity.
That’s why we need Texans across the state to join us in the Texas Voter Protection movement — to be the eyes and ears at polling locations so we can ensure that every eligible Texan can vote.
There’s no better way to fight the spread of false information, and voter suppression/intimidation, than by being a voice of knowledge at the polls. The fact is, it’s going to take all of us to protect our vote!
If you understand how important the 2020 Elections are, you know how important it is to have a nonpartisan voter protection team.
Visit www.TexasVoterProtection.org to sign up to be a Poll Monitor today!
What are the hotlines?
In addition to volunteering, it’s important that people know who to contact in case of problems during early voting and on Election Day.
The Election Protection hotlines staffed by volunteer attorneys are:
- 866-OUR-VOTE – English
- 888-Ve-Y-Vota – Spanish and English
- 888-API-VOTE – Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Bengali also known as Bangla, Hindi, Urdu, Korean, Tagalog and English
- 844-Yalla-US – Arabic and English
- 301-818-8683 - Video ASL
- 888-796-8683 - Disability Rights Texas