WHO WE ARE
Integrity First Voter Action Project is a national voting rights clearinghouse dedicated to protecting and expanding voting rights, and expanding Vote By Mail in every state. We are organized and operate under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Since the Supreme Court gutted key provisions in the Voting Rights Act, extreme politicians have taken advantage to pass harsh laws that restrict access to the ballot box. These restrictions particularly affect disadvantaged communities and people of color. It's our goal to bring awareness to these laws wherever they may crop up and organize voters to take action to ensure the right to vote is available to everyone in their states and communities.
VOTE BY MAIL
Given the onset and events of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for mail-in balloting has never been clearer. Voters shouldn't have to choose between exercising their right to vote and protecting themselves and their families from sickness.
Before the pandemic struck the U.S., only five states—Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah, and Washington—conducted their elections using a vote-by-mail system. Though all states allow voters to vote by mail in certain circumstances, before the pandemic 16 required voters to provide reasons for those preferences before their applications were approved. Those restrictions have been significantly relaxed since the onset of the pandemic, with many states actively working to expand options for at-home voting in an attempt to limit foot traffic at polling places. Other states, however, are refusing to budge in implementing or expanding Vote By Mail.
Even after a successful, safe, and fraud-free election in 2020, rules on mail-in voting remain in flux as states gauge both the success of voting regulation changes that enabled historic turnout and the vote suppressors' desire to pick and choose the winners before ballots are even cast.
Voter Action Project will help advance Vote By Mail in states that have refused to implement or expand such voting.