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We provide tools and guidance for state and local election officials, law enforcement leaders, pro-democracy partners, the press, and the public. Our resources focus on election protection, accountability, truth in elections, and preventing political violence.
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Fact Sheets

Backgrounder: Fulton County Special Grand Jury Investigation Into 2020 Presidential Interference

In January 2022, superior court judges in Fulton County, Georgia approved the request from Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to seat a special grand jury (“SGJ”) to aid in her investigation into interference in Georgia’s 2020 presidential election contest.
Best Practices, Law Enforcement Guidance

Empowering Democracy: What Police Need to Know About Protecting the Count

Best Practices, Fact Sheets, Law Enforcement Guidance, Reports

Midterm Election Season Resources

States United has developed a collection of election season resources for state officials, law enforcement leaders, pro-democracy groups and journalists.
Law Enforcement Guidance, Public Safety Fact Sheets

Empowering Democracy: What Police Need to Know at the Polls

Law Enforcement Guidance, Public Safety Fact Sheets

The First Amendment and the Government’s Authority to Regulate Poll Observer Conduct

Best Practices, Law Enforcement Guidance

Managing Vehicular Protests During Election Season

Amicus Briefs

Opposition to United States Senator Lindsey Graham’s Emergency Motion to Stay—Fulton County Special Grand Jury Investigation into Election Interference (GA)

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT, UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT
Reports

Political Parties’ Observation and Participation in Elections

Representatives of political parties, candidates, civic engagement and nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and international entities all have varying levels of access to election administration and voting procedures depending on state law.
Reports

Election Deniers in Secretary of State Races

Many, but not all, secretaries of state serve as the state’s chief election official. Secretaries of state have key roles and responsibilities in several aspects of voting procedures and election administration and certification.
Reports

Election Deniers in Attorney General Races

Attorneys general have key roles and responsibilities in several aspects of election administration, election law enforcement, and voting procedures.