More actions from @inspiredjen and the @AoCChecklist:

Democracy thrives when all citizens can freely elect those who represent their values.

From the @BrennanCenter here is an Election Security Advance Planning Checklist:

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brennancenter.org/sites/default/…
🌊Action 1: If you do only 1 thing besides vote, please do this 5-min task.

Speaking up can make a huge difference in the fairness and success of your district’s elections.

📱Call: Or write your local election official ...

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usvotefoundation.org/vote/eoddomest…
📜Script: Hi. I’m from [town], calling to ask a few questions about how our district is preparing for the upcoming elections.

1. Does our district keep an offline daily backup of votes as they come in?...

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....2. Will our district conduct an election audit to ensure accuracy?

3. Does our district use electronic voting or paper ballots?...

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If your district uses electronic voting:

Ask:
1. Does our district have backup pollbooks to check in voters if there’s a problem with electronic pollbooks? ....

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....2. If voting machines break, will our voting district have enough emergency ballots on hand for 2-3 hours of voters at peak times? What about adequate numbers of provisional ballots?...
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...If a machine breaks, will each polling center have pre-printed signage that instructs voters on alternative options? What plans are there to accommodate voters with disabilities in this case?...

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If your district uses paper ballots:

Ask:
Are there enough paper ballots printed if 100% of registered voters participate?

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If any of the answers to the above questions are NO: Voting security is a crucial issue. Can you tell me what [name] is doing to resolve this before midterm elections?

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🌊Action 2: Please vote in your state’s primaries. It matters.

#Massachusetts: Tue, September 4
#Delaware: Thu, September 6
#NewHampshire: Tue, September 11
#RhodeIsland: Wed, September 12
#NewYork: Thur, September 13

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