The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

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The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

2008 General Election Voter Resources

The resources below are from LCCR coalition members and other organizations.


  • AARP Voter Guide - Presidential, Senate, and House candidates answer questions about issues important to AARP members and their families.

Advancement Project

  • Just Vote '08 - Resources to make sure voters know their rights, are ready to vote and help address election protection in their communities.
  • Poll worker Election Protection Palm Card - State specific poll worker palm cards to serve as a quick reference of common problems that poll workers face on Election Day.


  • My Vote, My Right - The AFL-CIO 2008 Voting Rights Protection Program, seeks to ensure votes cast at the ballot box are properly counted. Please use our materials to assist your own voting rights protection activities, and contact us if you want to help with ours.
  • AFL-CIO Working Families Vote - Learn more about how to register and vote in your state, and get more information on your state's candidates.

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

  • Know Your Voting Rights - State by State - The Voting Rights Project of the ACLU is dedicated to providing citizens with information and assistance in exercising their right to vote! For more information or to voice a voting rights complaint, call 1-877-523-2792, or email us at vrp@aclu.org.

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

  • AAUW Voter Guide - Nonpartisan information about candidate positions on AAUW priority issues that are important to women and families.
  • Congressional Voting Guide - AAUW’s congressional voting record informs AAUW members of positions taken by their senators and representatives on the Association's federal legislative priorities. This voting record provides information about how senators and representatives voted on AAUW’s issues including education, economic security, civil rights, and budget and appropriations.

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)

  • Asian American Election Protection Project - Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Khmer-speaking volunteers will be at poll sites to take complaints from voters about election irregularities, the availability of Asian-language assistance, and other problems.

Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIA Vote)

  • Community Organizer Toolkit - Get educated about APIA issues and download a toolkit to help you register your friends, family, and community.
  • Voter Education 101 – Information for those who are new to the American political process or want to know more about the issues that affect Asian & Pacific Islander Americans.

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Brennan Center for Justice

  • Student Voting Rights - This guide explains the basic residency, registration, identification, and absentee voting requirements for student voters in each of the 50 states and the D.C.

Common Cause

  • Presidential Candidate Positions on Media Reform (PDF) - Analysis of Presidential candidate positions on media reform including net neutrality, media consolidation, and women and minority media ownership.
  • Is America Ready to Vote? State Preparations for Voting Machine Problems in 2008 (PDF) - In the face of election system problems such as broken machines, damaged voting system cartridges, software glitches, incorrectly programmed tally servers, and other voting system problems we have seen in the past few years, we have attempted to determine which procedures each state has adopted in order to ensure the integrity of every citizen’s vote. Our essential question: In the event of voting system failures, how prepared is each state to ensure that every voter can vote and that each vote cast is counted?
  • Voting in 2008: Ten Swing States (PDF) - This report assesses how much progress has been made in the past two years in improving the voting process, and identifies what still needs to be done.

CREDO Mobile

Declare Yourself

  • Voting FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions on voter registration; primaries, caucuses and elections; and election day.

Election Protection Coalition

The Employment Law Post

Go Vote Absentee

  • Go Vote Absentee - Type in your zip code and get all the information you need to vote absentee.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

Lambda Legal

  • Judicial Elections Guide 2008 - All too often people cast their votes for judges without knowing very much about the candidates they are voting for. But with important issues coming before state courts on a regular basis, it's imperative that you use the voice granted to you by our democracy to elect a fair and impartial candidate.

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

  • 2008 Voter Registration Guides - These guides will help volunteers, organizers, and leaders navigate the complex rules that govern voter registration in each state.

League of Women Voters

  • Vote411.org - A "one-stop-shop" for election related information, providing nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information on various aspects of the election process.
  • Presidential General Election Voters' Guide - The League invited presidential candidates to provide their perspectives and solutions to a range of policy issues.

Leadership Conference on Civil Rights

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)

  • Native Vote - Information on Native vote election protection, get out the vote efforts, as well as important tribal issue information for the upcoming election.

National Council of Jewish Women

National Council of La Raza

National Women's Law Center

  • Why Women Should Vote: What's at Stake - Our government is making decisions every day that affect women's lives. By voting, women can make sure that our leaders in Washington focus on women's priorities. Information on issues that effect women this upcoming election.

Overseas Vote Foundation

  • Overseas Voting - Nonpartisan voter registration, ballot request and help desk services for U.S. overseas citizens and uniformed service members and families.


Project Vote Smart

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

  • Get out the Vote 2008 – This guide provides you with tools, resources and information to help your congregation or community plan a successful voter engagement effort in advance of Election Day.

Secular Coalition for America

  • Election Resources 2008 - News about where the presidential campaigns stand on issues of importance to "secular values voters," questions any candidate for public office should be asked, and tips for organizing secular voters on the ground.

U.S. Government

State-Based Organizations

Our Members