Many complaints about voting and the electoral process raise civil-liberties issues, usually related to either the First Amendment or to the Fourteenth Amendment (equal protection and due process). Typical examples are rights of minor parties to get on the ballot, ballot-technology issues and the right to circulate petitions.
ACLU-TN works to ensure that all eligible voters have an opportunity to cast a ballot that will be counted; to make voting as easy and accessible as possible; and to make sure that all votes are counted equally. You can learn more about our work to prevent barriers to the ballot box here.
ACLU-TN’s Voting Rights and Elections Resource Sheet reviews the Voting Rights Act of 1965, explains who can and cannot vote in Tennessee, reviews the voter registration process and outlines solutions to common problems that occur on Election Day.