In the Election Protection project, a nonpartisan effort led by the ACLU of Kansas and Stinson Leonard Street, LLC, we are defending every eligible citizen’s right to participate in our democracy.

The resources below are there to make sure your vote counts on election day:

  • Call for help. If you or anyone you know has problems at the polls, call the Election Protection hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE. Report any issues you have here or consult a trained attorney.

    866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) provides assistance in English from the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

    888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682) provides bilingual assistance in English and Spanish from the National Association of Latino Elected Appointed Officials Educational Fun.

    888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683) provides assistance in Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu and Tagalog from Asian Pacific Islander American Vote and Asian Americans Advancing Justice.

1-866-OUR VOTE

  • Find a Poll Observer. Our trained, volunteer, nonpartisan poll observers will be on the ground the day of the primary and general elections. They will help you make sure your vote is counted and to help you follow up should you have any issues. Find your poll's observer by looking for their red-type nametag below:

election protection nametag

  • Share your experience. We want to know what it's like to vote in your county. Were the lines long? Was there an issue with your voting machine? Were you denied a provisional ballot or did you encounter any voter intimidation? Share your story via our Election Experience form.


We want to know if you experience any of the following issues:

Voter ID problems and not given provisional ballot
Voter Moved without Updating Registration and not given provisional ballot
Voting Machine Problems
Long Lines
Insufficient Voting Supplies
Voter Not Found in the Poll Book
Voter Has a Disability and was denied assistance
Voter Has Limited English Proficiency and was denied assistance
Signs and Electioneering within 250 ft. Perimeter
Voter Intimidation
Polls Close While Voters were Still in Line


Outside of election day, there's even more we're doing to protect elections. Learn about the litigation and legislative actions of our Let Kansas Vote! Campaign, sign our petition telling the Kansas legislature to defund Crosscheck, and read up on the background of voting rights in Kansas.


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