COVID-19 should not be a political issue, but in the midst of primaries, it’s clear that the pandemic is already impacting our politics. We're calling on governments at all levels to make it as easy as possible for all eligible voters to vote by mail in 2020, prepare for a likely surge in absentee ballots, and ensure that voting in person is safe for voters, poll workers, and election officials. We’re fighting — in the courts and in the halls of Congress — to make sure no one has to choose between protecting their health and exercising their right to vote.
Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy and the fundamental right upon which all our civil liberties rest. We work to protect and expand American’s freedom to vote.
Politicians across the country continue to engage in voter suppression, efforts that include additional obstacles to registration, cutbacks on early voting, and strict voter identification requirements. Through litigation and advocacy, the ACLU is fighting back against attempts to curtail an essential right in our democracy, the right to vote. Learn more
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