2012 Voting Rights Fact Sheets
Voter Rights, Legal Issues in Voter Registration, and Election Rules for Nonprofits
Voting is a fundamental right. Yet participating in the American electoral system either as a citizen or as a nonprofit organization involves certain rights and responsibilities. Voters are entitled to certain rights so that they can access the ballot in their own language, cast an informed vote, and preserve their vote should problems arise. However, a series of new state laws may make voting on Election Day or registering to vote more difficult.
Nonprofit organizations are able to help their constituents and members participate in the electoral process, but special rules apply to tax-exempt organizations.
These legal fact sheets below (and forthcoming) are intended to inform voters of their rights and review legal issues when nonprofit organizations seek to encourage voter participation. AALDEF's fact sheets will review state law and federal laws under the Help America Vote Act of 2002, National Voter Registration Act of 1993, Voting Rights Act of 1965, and rules and opinions from the Internal Revenue Service.
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