THE ALLIANCE FOR SECURING DEMOCRACY PARTNERS WITH THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SECRETARIES OF STATE TO SUPPORT #TRUSTEDINFO2020 INITIATIVE
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Washington, D.C.– Ahead of the 2020 general election, the Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD) at the German Marshall Fund of the United States is partnering with the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) to promote their #TrustedInfo2020 initiative, a year-long voter education effort.
As election processes are likely to change between now and November, ensuring voters know where, when, and how to vote is more important than ever. The goal of #TrustedInfo2020 is to communicate to the American people that election officials are a trusted source for credible and accurate election information. By directing voters to election officials’ websites and social media pages, the initiative will ensure that voters receive election information in a timely manner, while minimizing the spread of mis- and disinformation.
“Having the Alliance for Securing Democracy as a #TrustedInfo2020 partner helps amplify state and local election officials as the trusted sources for election information. During this unprecedented time, my colleagues and I are constantly seeking ways to increase voter education, outreach, and awareness. We appreciate ASD and look forward to working together on this,” said Maggie Toulouse Oliver, NASS President and New Mexico Secretary of State.
“With less than 90 days to go until the November election—and even fewer days until the first ballots are cast—the United States is facing significant challenges on many fronts, including a pandemic, substantial protests and unrest, and the threat of foreign interference. In the face of such challenges, it is imperative that government officials, industry representatives, and civil society work together to ensure that our presidential election is safe and secure. #TrustedInfo2020 is a great example of what such collaborations can and should look like,” said David Levine, ASD’s Elections Integrity Fellow.
Read Levine’s full statement on ASD’s partnership with NASS here.
To find your election official or learn about voter registration in a particular state, visit canivote.org, a helpful nonpartisan tool created by NASS in conjunction with state election officials.
#TrustedInfo2020 began in Nov. 2019 and will run through Dec. 31, 2020.