Issue: Democracy and Elections

The legitimacy of our democracy depends on all eligible voters having a meaningful opportunity to vote and requires that our elections be decided by voters, not by gerrymandering, voter suppression, or interference by anti-democratic forces. For most of American history, voting was a segregated act. Today, we again are seeing rising efforts to disenfranchise voters, specifically voters of color, to gerrymander electoral maps, and to pack election offices with proponents of election disinformation. ACS works with its network, chapters, members, and allies to promote laws and legal systems that protect inclusive voting rights and election integrity. Among the issues ACS works on and examines are voting rights, redistricting, campaign finance reform, election law and administration, and the role of election officials.

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