Winning more secure election systems starts from local alliances of election officials and voters like you working together for voter-verifiable voting systems with paper backup and solid audit laws that can catch hacks and errors.
Once you’ve signed up, we will follow up with you about joining the bi-weekly calls to get involved in the campaign in your community. After you fill out the form, take a look at our flow chart for the basic steps you need to take. Once you’ve done that, read through the more detailed step by step guide below for how to go about making elections more secure in your community.
Steps to Secure Our Elections
- Hold an election security discussion/event: Host a meeting at your house or a nearby coffee shop, library or restaurant, or hold a formal conversation within your current organizing group. Show a short video or use a guest speaker to educate everyone on the problem and solutions.
- Election Security Fact Sheet
- Short videos to help people learn about the threat and the solutions.
- Don’t have a group to work with? Educate the public and build a list of people by gathering petition signatures. Secure Our Vote Petition. Petitioning pointers.
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for speaker ideas for larger events, at least 30+ people.
- Learn about your current voting system: Figure out who your local elections officials and how are they selected? Determine the steps your community takes to secure elections: voter-verified paper ballots, audits after the election to check the machine count, etc.
- Build relationships with local election officials: Determine what can your group do so election administrators feel supported by your work. Figure out what you can do to assist administrators in calling for more funding, better machines, and election security legislation.
- Create and execute a campaign plan: With all the information you have gathered create a plan to advocate for secure voting systems, funding for more secure voting system, better audit laws, or purchasing the best machines.
- Win and spread the word: One of the most forgotten pieces is to spread the word when you win, so that other election administrators in nearby communities start to feel the pressure!
- Election Cybersecurity fact sheet
- Election Security Organizing Checklist
- How to Build a Good Relationship with your County Election Officials
- How to Have Your First Successful meeting with your Local Election Official
- How to have Successful Follow up Connections with your Local Election Officials
- How to Build an Election Security Coalition