Voting is a cherished and precious right for all Americans — the American Constitutional Rights Union has been fighting for free and fair elections for decades. Now, we must turn our efforts to protect and preserve secure voting for care facility and group home residents.
Care facility residents face a host of voting challenges, often stemming from logistical hurdles. Often, due to living arrangements in assisted care facilities, residents must trust and rely on others for voting assistance. Sadly, these conditions create potential opportunities for fraud and absentee and mail-in ballot abuse.
We must do everything in our power to make sure the votes of care facility residents are protected and counted fairly. This Voter Bill of Rights outlines what citizens can and should expect from our election systems — an environment respecting their voting choices while making it easy to vote and hard to cheat.