Ask The Voters

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We all want fair and transparent elections.

Some of us are worried about different things. First, lets do our best to protect the election and turn out the vote. Then, when the results come in, lets take a careful look at them. Maybe we will have concerns.

But before we hit the streets in chaos, lets hit the streets by walking precincts. If we ask the voters how they voted, specifically in targeted precincts that analysis shows are suspect, we can catch any fraud right after the election and verify that our votes have all been counted correctly. This has been done successfully in Florida in 2006 and can be done again.

This is a final, end-to-end check. We also support many other important projects to help safeguard our elections. If we make every possible effort, we can be confident in the election results.

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Endorsements

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Other Important Efforts

Democracy Counts: Tools to protect our democracy. Download ActualVote from the app store and see how to photograph poll tapes in your precinct.

Scrutineers: Join a community of people concerned with the integrity of our elections

ProtectOurVotes: Learn more about protecting the vote

AuditEngine: An effort to analyze publicly posted ballot images to verify the results

Clint Curtis: Clint Curtis pioneered this method and is running for office in Florida.

Civ.Works: a Community for Civic Engagement


Candidates

If your election results appear suspect, DO NOT CONCEDE. Ask to have time to examine the results. Democracy Counts has a rapid response team to help you analyze the precinct-by-precinct numbers and determine what the best course of action is. Or, contact help@raisethevoices.org for advice.

Prepare your volunteers for possible canvassing in selected precincts *after* the election.

Reporters

We want to help spread the word that it is possible to verify and audit the election results. Please contact golda@civ.works for more information.

For an excellent source of deep background materials on election security and historical indications of election fraud, please see Bibliography on Election Error and Fraud in America

Voters and Volunteers

If you are a voter, please understand that it can help to ensure the integrity of our elections if you participate in verifying your vote. Asking you directly, bypasses all possible vote manipulation. Please be ready to sign an affidavit and/or anonymously and securely record your vote in a verification system in your precinct.

Volunteers are welcome! Sign up at volunteermatch to help us spread the word!