Election & Voter Protection

Join us on Feb. 19 for a screening of “Suppressed: The Fight to Vote” followed by a kickoff of the 2020 Election Protection campaign in Pinellas County!

“Suppressed: The Fight to Vote” takes a look at the obstacles Georgia voters faced at the polls in 2018, including polling place closures, voting roll purges, voter ID issues and more, all of which disproportionately affected people of color and students.

After that, we’ll talk about Election Protection and share some ways you can get involved with nonpartisan voter protection for the upcoming elections, including how you can be an ambassador for accurate and fair voting information!

Where: Allendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Road N, St. Petersburg
When: Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Please RSVP at the link if you plan to attend. 

Can’t make it but still want to learn more about becoming a nonpartisan poll monitor?  Fill out this form and we’ll be in touch with you.

6 Things Pinellas Voters Should Know 2019

The League is dedicated to ensuring that all eligible voters – particularly those from traditionally underrepresented communities, including first-time voters, non-college youth, new citizens, the elderly and low-income Americans – have the opportunity and the information to exercise their right to vote.  Our work to protect voters includes:

Election Protection

Our Election Protection program has three parts:

  • We train volunteer nonpartisan poll monitors to stand outside polling places on Election Day and to make themselves available to voters who may encounter issues while trying to cast their ballots.  Those issues can include everything from confusion surrounding the use of provisional ballots to a lack of polling machines to support the number of voters in a given precinct.
  • We also train the poll monitors to report the issues they encounter in the field so we can collect data to give us a larger picture view into the state of elections in Pinellas County.
  • We train volunteer attorneys and law students to staff a legal hotline during elections so our poll monitors have legal expertise backing them up.

If you are interested in becoming a poll monitor or a legal volunteer, contact co-lead Caitlin Constantine.

Voting Rights

We advocate on behalf of voters to ensure fair access to the voting process for all who are eligible.  Currently we are working to identify what the passage of Amendment 4 and SB 7066 means for voters, including returning citizens.

We also support the modernization of voting systems, streamlining the voting process, promoting transparent and accountable redistricting and making it easier for all eligible citizens to become active participants in our electoral process.

Among other efforts, we work to improve polling place management, expand online voter registration and implement electronic streamlining. We also work to ensure compliance with laws such as the Voting Rights Act and the National Voter Registration Act.

Want to get involved? Have questions?

Get in touch with co-chairs Caitlin Constantine, Stephanie Owens and Amy Keith.