Election protection

The pandemic created a severe, nationwide shortage of poll workers to ensure that eligible voters choosing to vote in person could cast their ballots in the 2020 general election.

Working with the Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project, our team co-ordinated an effort to reach out to law firms nationwide to recruit lawyers and law firm personnel to work as poll workers in their local election precincts. As part of that effort, many volunteers from within Hogan Lovells applied to be poll workers. Others volunteered to staff the Election Protection Hotline, a program through the nonpartisan Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law that provides remote guidance and information to individuals with questions about eligibility and voting.

In addition, we drafted a 51-page guide for the Healthy Elections Project providing state-by-state mask rules for in-person voting.

Read the article on Law360.

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