List of regional and state advocacy voting rights organizations

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See also VotersUnite's list of local groups, which was synchronized in November 2008 with the lists below.

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Multilevel advocacy organizations (national, state, local)

Type and Scope Name with Link Purpose Comments People
advocacy - nat'l, state, local League of Women Voters good government State and local leagues have autonomy unless national league has taken a position; national board has been hostile to VVPAT, but many state and local leagues support VVPAT and overturned national position in 2004. various

Regional advocacy organizations

Type and Scope Name with Link Purpose Comments People
advocacy - regional (SE USA) Count Every Vote 2004 1. to protect a right guaranteed to every U.S. citizen by the U.S. Constitution and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. , 2. to strengthen democratic culture and deepen voter engagement with the electoral process by providing the skills and tools needed to protect the franchise in the southeastern region of the United States. monitored southern states Honorary Co-Chairs: Harry Belafonte, Sherri Bevel, LaTosha Brown, Linda Burnham, Danny Glover, Rev. C.T. Vivian; Director and Training Specialist: Dr. Keith Jennings
advocacy - regional (Southern USA) Southern Voting Rights Project

State advocacy organizations

Type and Scope Name with Link Purpose Comments People
advocacy - state - AK Count Every Vote Alaska Yahoo! group website
advocacy - state - AR [arkansasvotes@yahoo.com ArkansasVotes (e-mail)]
advocacy - state - AR National Coalition for Verified Voting - Arkansas Headquarters blog last updated in April 2005
advocacy - state - AZ Arizona Advocacy Network active as of November 2008
advocacy - state - AZ Arizona Citizens for Election Reform (ACER) active as of November 2008
advocacy - state - AZ Arizona Citizens for Fair Elections defunct
advocacy - state - AZ Arizona Volunteers Organized for Tomorrow's Elections (AZ-VOTE) apparently defunct, but the old home page contains archival information
advocacy - state - AZ AUDIT AZ active as of November 2008
advocacy - state - CA California Election Protection Network active as of November 2008
advocacy - state - CA California Voter Foundation Promote and apply the responsible use of technology to improve the democratic process. a. Advance public verification of election results b. Provide California voters with access to nonpartisan election information c. Promote transparency of money in politics d. Protect voter privacy supported through contributions from foundations and individual donors; site has been updated to include 2008 voter guide but otherwise has remained largely static since 2004 Kim Alexander, President and Founder Saskia Mills, Executive Director John Jones, Technology Director
advocacy - state - CA Californians for Electoral Reform current as of November 2008
advocacy - state - CA Contest the Vote Contest The Vote was a project of North County Coalition for Peace & Justice. timestamp is updated daily, but otherwise, stagnant since June 2005
advocacy - state - CO Citizens for Accurate Mail Ballot Election Results as of November 2008, had not been updated since December 2007
advocacy - state - CO Coloradoans for Voting Integrity Coloradoans For Voting Integrity (CFVI) is a collection of concerned Colorado citizens dedicated to fair, accessible, verifiable and verified voting on the state and national level. website active as of November 2008
advocacy - state - CO Fair Vote Colorado defunct when checked in November 2008
advocacy - state - CT Connecticut Citizen Election Audit Coalition The Connecticut Citizen Election Audit Coalition was formed to organize citizens to observe Connecticut’s post-election audits. Without our volunteer observers, nobody but a small number of local election officials would know what happens in post-election audits. Constituent organizations: League of Women Voters of Connecticut, Connecticut Citizen Action Group, Connecticut Common Cause, CTVotersCount.org current as of November 2008
advocacy - state - CT CTVotersCount.org current as of November 2008
advocacy - state - CT True Vote Connecticut as of November 2008, had not been updated since February 2007
advocacy - state - FL Florida Fair Elections Coalition as of November 2008, had not been updated since February 2008 Susan Pynchon
advocacy - state - FL Florida Voters Coalition Florida Voters Coalition's mission is to ensure all eligible voters are provided an equal opportunity to cast a private and independent ballot, have all votes on that ballot recorded and canvassed accurately, and build strong non-partisan alliances with computer scientists, statisticians, election law experts, grassroots election integrity advocacy organizations, and other interested organizations and voters throughout Florida and nationally to further our mission. We believe that working together in coalition makes our voices stronger. active as of November 2008 Dan McCrea, Pamela Haengel
advocacy - state - GA Count the Vote to pass legislation in the state of Georgia for voter-verified paper ballots defunct Roxanne Jekot
advocacy - state - GA Defenders of Democracy website not substantially updated since January 2008
advocacy - state - GA Georgians for Verified Voting The measures taken by the state in 2002 to upgrade Georgia's election system by converting to DRE, paperless electronic voting technology have precipitated a crisis. GAVV's goal is to ensure that action to correct the serious flaws in this voting system are instituted or an alternative means of voting is made available in time for the November 2006 federal election. Longer-term solutions can come later. Website has not been substantially updated since August 2007. Website contains this helpful list of local and national groups. Donna Price, director; also member of VoteTrustUSA National Leaders' Group
advocacy - state - GA Voter Choice Coalition group of organizations that have joined together to improve voting process integrity, voter ballot access choices and voting representation in Georgia. defunct; included the state chairs of the Libertarian, Green, Constitution and Independence parties of Georgia or their designated representatives; also included members from a variety of civic organizations that were concerned about voting rights for Georgia citizens. Anne Merkl, Chair; Roxanne Jekot, Communications Coordinator
advocacy - state - GA VoterGA Coalition Voters Organized for Trusted Elections in Georgia current as of November 2008; brought July 13, 2006 lawsuit against use of electronic voting machines in Georgia
advocacy - state - HI Safe Vote Hawaii Safe Vote Hawai`i was formed in 1994 in response to the rush to adopt electronic voting machines in our state. Composed of local activists, official election observers, and technology professionals, Safe Vote Hawai`i successfully lobbied to require Voter Verified Paper Trails with the passage of Act 200 in 1995. website current as of November 2008
advocacy - state - IA Iowa Voters for Open and Transparent Elections more a blog than a full-fledged organization, but an active one, and the author can put interested parties in contact with each other website current as of November 2008
advocacy - state - IA Iowans for Voting Integrity defunct
advocacy - state - ID Election Integrity Idaho (newsgroup) defunct
advocacy - state - IL Illinois Ballot Integrity Project not-for-profit, non-partisan civic organization dedicated to the correction of election system deficiencies and to ensuring fair, accurate, and completely transparent elections; paper ballot shall be the only official ballot active as of November 2008 Laurence J. Quick; chairman; Bob Wilson, general counsel
advocacy - state - IN Verify the Vote Indiana website not updated since 2006
advocacy - state - LA Louisiana Counts defunct
advocacy - state - MA MassVOTE active as of November 2008
advocacy - state - MD TrueVoteMD To ensure transparent, fair elections and to ensure voter confidence, our voting system must provide a voter-verified paper audit trail. active as of 2008 Linda Schade(Co-Founder and Spokesperson), Bob Ferraro(Co-Founder and Spokesperson) Nancy Wallace, Pat Evans
advocacy - state - MD SAVEourVotes SAVEourVotes is a statewide nonpartisan grassroots nonprofit organization working for Secure, Accessible, Verifiable Elections in Maryland. active as of 2008
advocacy - state - MD Maryland Election Integrity Coalition Working with MD General Assembly in 2007 session to pass legislation calling for paper ballots, audits. Website not significantly updated since April 2007. Member groups include ACLU - MD, MaryPIRG, Common Cause - MD, Sierra Club MD Chapter, Democracy for Maryland John Schneider, Spokesperson
advocacy - state - ME Maine Citizens for Clean Elections focuses on public election financing active as of November 2008
advocacy - state - MI Michigan Election Reform Alliance The Michigan Election Reform Alliance (MERA) is a non-profit, non-partisan, pro-democracy, grassroots organization dedicated to the realization of election processes that consistently uphold the principles of democracy to ensure the confidence of voters and maximize representation of all citizens of the United States of America. active as of November 2008
advocacy - state - MI Michigan Election Integrity (newsgroup) not updated since August 2006
advocacy - state - MN Citizens for Election Integrity defunct as of November 2008 Mark Halvorson, director (co-author of article in St. Paul Pioneer Press)
advocacy - state - MN Fair Vote Minnesota active as of November 2008
advocacy - state - MO Missourians for Honest Elections Missourians for Honest Elections (MOHE) is a non-partisan group that came together in 2005 over the shared belief that our democratic process is not functioning well, and a shared conviction to make it work better. We are particularly concerned about the use of direct record, touch screen voting machines (DREs), and have been engaged in many efforts to educate the public, elected officials, and local election authorities about the alarming problems associated with this technology. site under reconstruction as of November 2008 Patricia Berg
advocacy - state - MT Enduring Vote Montana message board sporadically active as of June 2008
advocacy - state - NC North Carolina Coalition for Verified Voting Passed law requiring voter-verified paper audit trails, source code review, mandatory post election hand to eye audits of the paper ballot, criminal and civil penalties for vendors that violate the law. Also work to educate and inform the public. active as of November 2008; note that website previously was for an organization called "NC Voter" Joyce McCloy, Founder and Director
advocacy - state - NH Democracy for New Hampshire active as of November 2008; in particular, see the Fair Elections Committee page
advocacy - state - NJ Coalition for Peace Action no new voting integrity information since January 2008
advocacy - state - NM United Voters of New Mexico website not updated since February 2006
advocacy - state - NM Verified Voting New Mexico website not active; see archival site (last significantly updated in November 2004)
advocacy - state - NY New Yorkers for Verified Voting active as of November 2008 Bo Lipari, founder
advocacy - state - NY Where's the Paper NY website not significantly updated since June 2008
advocacy - state - NY New York State Citizens' Coalition on HAVA Implementation HAVA information not frequently updated
advocacy - state - OH CASE Ohio active as of November 2008
advocacy - state - OH J30 Election Coalition website active as of November 2008
advocacy - state - OH Ohio Honest Elections Campaign defunct; was active in 2004
advocacy - state - OH Ohio Vote Suppression News website last updated in March 2005
advocacy - state - OR Action Speaks Portland website last updated in February 2005
advocacy - state - OR Oregon Clean Vote (newsgroup) inactive as of November 2008
advocacy - state - OR Oregon Voter Rights Coalition active as of November 2008
advocacy - state - OR Oregon Voting defunct
advocacy - state - PA Coalition for Voting Integrity active as of November 2008
advocacy - state - PA PA Verified Voting website not actively updated as of November 2008
advocacy - state - PA Vote PA active as of November 2008 Marybeth Kuznik, founder
advocacy - state - RI FairVote RI active as of November 2008
advocacy - state - SC South Carolina Progressive Network to strengthen progressive alliances, to promote voter education and participation, and to support grassroots groups and projects across the state active as of 2008, but voting information not actively updated Donna Dewitt and Joe Neal (co-chairs), Renee Carter and Bert Easter (Vice Chairs), Brett Bursey (director)
advocacy - state - TN Gathering to Save Our Democracy last updated in May 2008
advocacy - state - TX Texas Safe Voting last updated in November 2004
advocacy - state - TX VoteRescue active as of November 2008
advocacy - state - UT Utah: Count Votes! last updated in 2007
advocacy - state - VA New Electoral Reform Alliance for Virginia active as of November 2008
advocacy - state - VA Virginia Verified Voting active as of November 2008 (as Verifiable Voting Coalition of Virginia)
advocacy - state - VT Vermonters for Voting Integrity website active as of November 2008, but status of group unclear
advocacy - state - WA Citizens for Voting Integrity - Washington website not updated since January 2004
advocacy - state - WA Washington Citizens for Fair Elections active as of November 2008
advocacy - state - WI Fair Elections Wisconsin active as of November 2008
advocacy - state - WV Citizens for Clean Elections focuses on election finance reform active as of November 2008
advocacy - state - WV West Virginia Citizen Action Group Clean Elections task group focuses on election finance reform

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