Monday, October 12, 2020

Mapping Voter Suppression

See Say 2020 is a new interactive map which anyone can use to report attempts to suppress votes in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. There have been many reports already of people being obstructed when trying to vote in the 2020 election. The See Say 2020 map provides a simple way for voters to report incidents of voter suppression and also provides journalists and voting rights groups with real-time crowd-source information on attempts to obstruct the 2020 U.S. election.

If you witness or experience attempts to suppress votes you can use See Say 2020 to report the incident. Reporting voting suppression or obstacles to voting just involves completing a short form, with the location, time and the nature of the incident. All reports of voter suppression will then appear on the See Say 2020 Map. Reports of voter suppression reported on Twitter are also being monitored. The See Say 2020 map therefore also includes reports of obstacles to voting which have been reported on social media. 

On the interactive map reported attempts at obstructing the ballot are color coded by the type of incident. Blue markers on the map indicate long lines at a polling station. Yellow markers show where people have reported voter intimidation. Red markers indicate absentee ballot issues and brown markers show reports of voter check-in issues. 

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