ACLU of Maryland's voting work focuses on voting rights and elections.
The right to vote, and to have one's vote accurately and fairly counted, is a fundamental right of all Americans. At the ACLU of Maryland, we believe the democratic process is invigorated through policies that encourage voter participation. Thus, we work to encourage election practices and voting technology that strengthen voting, particularly for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, to ensure that all voters have adequate opportunities for voter registration, to engage non-English speakers, and to protect and restore the voting rights of Marylanders in jails and prisons.
The ACLU of Maryland's Election Protection campaign is a statewide effort to educate voters about their rights and solve problems at the polls. Visit our Voter Empowerment page to find information about upcoming elections and our Election Protection Hotline number.
MARYLAND'S 2020 GENERAL ELECTION
The Election Protection Team at the ACLU of Maryland worked to reduce barriers to voting and fight against voter disenfranchisement, particularly for voters who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. The Election Protection Report: Examining the 2020 Election documents both the ACLU of Maryland’s Election Protection work for the 2020 Primary and General Elections and details recommendations to improve voting infrastructure, increase accountability of the State and Local Boards of Elections, and improve accessibility of the ballot, including for Marylanders in jails and prisons.
THE HISTORY OF VOTING RIGHTS FROM 1965 TO NOW