Secretaries of State

SoS John Husted voter suppression


As of April 2018, there are 0 elected Democratic Secretary of States in swing states. There are only 11 elected Democratic Secretaries of State in the country.

In the majority of states, secretaries of state play a crucial role in elections. The officials often have the power to interpret election laws, determine acceptable forms of ID, manage voter registration rolls, and oversee early vote and Election Day.

These responsibilities give secretaries of state considerable control over implementing voting laws and the liberty to make influential policy decisions that impact communities throughout the country. 

This is something Republicans have understood for decades. They know they don’t have the votes, so keeping certain people from voting is at the heart of their election strategy. They have invested in recruitment, training, and funding of their candidates and as a result Republicans hold every single swing state Secretary of State seat. We are going to change that in 2018.

It’s time to fight back. iVote is leading campaigns to train Democrats, equip candidates, and run independent expenditure campaigns to elect voting rights champions to the office of Secretary of State in key states across the country (Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio).

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