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Connect with Others in Your State Working for Better Election Procedures


Action: When you compare your state to others, do you want improvements? There are many ways to start. It will take people, time and thought. Below is a list of state groups working for better elections, then a list of national groups with state chapters. Working in groups is one of our oldest and strongest approaches, cited by de Tocqueville as a reason why the US avoided the extremism of the French Revolution.


Talk with friends. Write letters to the editor. Tell your state legislators. In some states, people can put initiatives on the ballot.


If you have time in the day, apply to work in the election office or at the polls, so you gain credibility and see the process from the inside. Election offices hire and train temporaries for each election. Or you can observe as a volunteer. If you have even more time, get a paid or unpaid government internship in any office to see how government works, or volunteer for a candidate, or run for office, from city council up: Campaigns publicize your concerns, and winning office lets you vote on budgets, policies and appointments. Filing deadlines are 4-12 months before the election, so start now. Many groups train candidates.


Please submit other groups to: admin@votewell.net (updated: 6/14/2021)

AK- Alaska Public Interest Research Group

AL- coalition of groups

AR- Election Integrity Project Arkansas

AZ- Audit Elections USA

AZ- Election Integrity Project Arizona

CA- CA Assoc.of Clerks & Election Officials

CA- CA Voter Foundation

CA- Citizens' Oversight

CA- Election Integrity Caucus

CA- Election Integrity Project California

CA- FairVote CA

CA- Future of CA Elections

CA- Protect California Ballots

CA- Voters' Choice CA

CO- Election Quality Monitor Colorado

CT- Connecticut Citizen Action Group

CT- Connecticut Citizen Election Audit

FL- Citizens' Audit Broward

FL- Democracy Counts

FL- Florida Fair Elections Coalition

GA- Black Voters Matter

GA- Coalition for Good Governance

GA- FairFight

GA- Voter GA

GA- VoteFlare

IL- Clean Count Cook County

IL- Illinois Election Integrity Program

LA-Citizens for a New Louisiana

MD- SAVE our Votes

ME- Maine Citizens for Clean Elections

MI- Michigan Election Reform Alliance

MN- Citizens for Election Integrity

MN- Clean Elections Minnesota

MO- Missouri Jobs with Justice Voter Action

NC- Democracy NC

NC-NC Coalition for Verified Voting

NC- Transparent Elections North Carolina

NC- Voter Integrity Project, North Carolina

NH- Jaffrey Voices

NH- The People

NJ- Peace Voter 2020

NV- Election Integrity Project Nevada

NY- Citizens for Voting Integrity New York

NY- Smart Elections

OH- Validate the Vote USA

PA- Citizens for Better Elections

PA- Committee of 70

PA- Protect Our Vote Philly

PA- VotePA

SC- Validate the Vote USA

TN- Shelby Advocates for Valid Elections

TX- Clean Elections Texas

TX- Democracy Counts

WI- Wisconsin Election Integrity

WV- Our Future WV

WV- WV Citizen Action Group

WV- WV Citizens for Clean Elections


League of Women Voters' 800 local branches

Represent Us local branches: ethics and campaign finance.

Common Cause: many states have websites in this format: commoncause.org/rhode-island/

State Legislators and their past opponents

Congressional staff names, by district and topic, and their emails and fax. Congress's Schedule. Lobbying 101, 102, Faxing free or cheap

Groups which Focus on Polling Places:

Fair Fight trains poll watchers

CountTheVote.info transcribes and publishes poll tapes and other information

Validate the Vote USA organizes people to photograph precinct results on election night (at precincts which scan votes and post poll tapes) in AZ, CO, FL, GA. ME, MI. MT, NC, OH, PA, SC TN, TX, WI.

Election Defenders train volunteers to de-escalate any confrontations outside polling places

NAACP Civic Engagement trains volunteers to observe and report any issues at polling places

Detailed information on Elections:

Types of voting machines used verifiedvoting.org/verifier

State and local election tallies 1976-2018 electionlab.mit.edu/data

Links to state election websites and which years are available en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_official_election_results_by_state or usa.gov/election-office without years

Mayor, council, sheriff: total votes for each candidate, and campaign donations in AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, IN, KY, LA, MN, NC, RI, SC, VA, WA, mostly 1986-present, at 2.5 - 5 per record. Groups may analyze but not share records. leap.rice.edu

President, Congress, governors, 1948-2018, including some primaries and county-level tallies

President, Congress, governors, 1789-2020, paywall, library.cqpress.com/elections

US mayoral election results 1945-2007 in 834 cities and state legislatures 1967-2010

Candidate lists everywhere from Ballotpedia. Send letter encouraging their volunteers to observe & be watchful

People getting election data for their areas

Election Integrity email list

Scrutineers supports networking

More groups may be at Election Integrity Caucus



Election audits, map and table of state rules for election observers

Public access to get copies of ballots and ballot images, map and table of state rules

Who creates ballot images? Map and state rules. Send letter to press, candidates, officials

Reliability of voting by mail, map of state rules

Laws on posting results at precincts (poll tapes)

Many topics at National Conference of State Legislators (vendors can be sponsors)

Rules on copies of voter registration databases

Rules on observers, map and lists of state rules



Links to state election websites usa.gov/election-office or en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_official_election_results_by_state

International Association of Government Officials formed in 2016 by merger of National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks (NACRC) and International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Election Officials and Treasurers (IACREOT), supported by election vendors at "largest trade show in the industry"

National Association of State Election Directors (vendors can be affiliates)

Election Center-National Association of Election Officials (vendors can be corporate members)

National Association of Secretaries of State (vendors can be affiliates)



ElectionScience supports Approval Voting (vote for as many candidates as you wish)

FairVote supports Ranked Choice Voting (rank as many candidates as you wish)