Is there an election denier with power over your local election process? We've done the research.
Democracy Health Grade
Protect Our Election's research team has spent months drilling down to the local level in search of red flags that may impact your experience voting in seven key states this year. We looked for election administrators or local officials with a role in certification who have expressed support for election denial conspiracy theories, we noted recent turnover and/or upheaval in administrative roles and processes, and we evaluated where voter suppression and/or intimidation may occur.
Our findings are below. All told, we identified 98 counties across our seven states that met the criteria for a red flag. These are locations where we may see refusal to certify electoral results at the local level, or other post-election partisan efforts to game the system.
It is likely that we missed some jurisdictions. If you have information you would like to share with us as we build our database for future election years, please do so via the form below.
(16 out of 67)
(8 out of 15)
La Paz County
(15 out of 83)
(9 out of 67)
(12 out of 17)
Carson City County
White Pine County
(8 out of 159)
Ben Hill County
(30 out of 100)
New Hanover County
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Prohibited activities by poll workers and/or observers usually include:
Wearing or distributing campaign material or electioneering;
Impeding or disrupting the voting process or speaking with voters or election assistants;
Interfering with the privacy of the voter, including positioning themselves in such a way that they can view confidential voter information on poll books or laptops or standing in such a way that they can view the contents of ballots inserted into a tabulator;
Using an electronic device to film or take photographs inside the voting enclosure;
Taking photographs, videos, or recording a voter without the consent of the voter and the chief judge;
Entering the voting booth area or attempting to view voted ballots;
Boarding a vehicle containing curbside voters; and
Providing voter assistance.
KEY PUBLIC STATEMENTS
This legislation creates a high risk of voter harassment and intimidation and could discourage citizens from voting
Karen Brinson Bell
State Board of Elections
This order gives more opportunity to voters this year... this order is the right thing to do because no North Carolinian should fear exposure to disease when they cast their ballot.
State Board of Elections
Adversaries both domestically and abroad want you to distrust the elections process. Please let them know that you trust your elections officials and the elections process by exercising your right to vote.