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Prepared to Vote

Protecting the right to vote is vital to our democracy.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 protected the right to vote for all citizens, ensuring voters of color had the safeguards necessary to participate fully in our country’s political process.

Following the Supreme Court’s 2013 Shelby County v. Holder decision, those protections stripped away core protections of the act. Since then, states and localities have unleashed voter suppression laws and practices that make it harder for Black people and other people of color to exercise the fundamental right to vote.

This is where we come in.

For more than a decade, Prepared to Vote (PTV) has prepared voters for elections by engaging volunteers on Election Day. Prepared to Vote equips voters with information needed to protect voting rights and support Black political participation. Through our on-the-ground advocacy, public education campaigns, and litigation in the courtroom, we are fighting back against attempts to restrict our right to vote.

Find voter information in PTV target states

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Join us! Volunteer to help us effectively dismantle barriers to the ballot. There are many ways to get involved. 

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Report issues

Help us identify and respond to instances of voting-related discrimination, intimidation and suppression.

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Share your story

Have you experienced voter suppression and discrimination? Please share your story with us. We are listening!

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Learn how we’re preparing to vote during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Make sure you’re safely prepared!

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Voter checklist

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