Reporting voter intimidation:
No one should feel unsafe when exercising their right to vote.
Voter intimidation is not common and is prohibited under federal and state law. Knowing your rights and having a voting plan can help combat any attempt at voter intimidation.
If you suspect or witness voter intimidation, contact email@example.com and 866-OUR-VOTE.
State-specific voter action toolkits:
(AZ, MI, MN, MT, NV, WI):
Additional Actions for Tribal Communities:
- Issue tribal voter guides with information on how the council will vote. Put the guide on tribe’s website, newsletter, polling places. One way to do this is to include a sample ballot with the name “Tribal Council” filled in.
- Make voter registration forms available at all points-of-contact with the tribal government.
- Contact your Secretary of State and identify polling locations on or near your reservations. Let your community know where those polling locations are.
- If you have the resources, engage in an advertising campaign encouraging people to vote.
- Make sure that individuals have the information and resources to get the voter identification that they need.
- Hold an election day party near polling locations. Be sure to invite voters and non-voters because it is illegal to pay people to vote!
- If you have the resources, provide rides/shuttles to the polls.
- Issue resolutions encouraging tribal citizens to vote.
- Encourage young people to encourage older people to vote. Youth-led movements are very effective. Encourage high school students to talk to their families about the importance of voting.
- Reach out to county and state officials to begin a conversation about polling locations.
- Request polling locations and drop-boxes in your community. Advertise where any new polling locations will be.
If you are in a vote-by-mail state:
- Request a pick-up and drop-off location on your reservation.
- Because many individuals on reservations lack their own mailing address, request that a tribal building can be used as a general pick-up /drop-off location.