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Voting Rights

Voting is a key part of having our voices heard in the issues that affect us all, regardless of who you are. One’s identity should never keep them from being able to vote. It’s important to know that having ID that doesn’t match your gender identity or presentation does not affect your right to cast a ballot, in any state. But with increasingly strict voter ID laws, trans people may face barriers—both because they can’t get any ID that’s accepted, or because they might run into bias or misunderstandings of the law when it comes to their gender.

As the fight against restrictive voter ID and other voter suppression laws continues, knowing your rights can help avoid or solve problems at the polls. Find out what your state’s laws are, what to expect at the polls, and what to do in case your right to vote is challenged.

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June 25, 2015

NCTE Joins Civil Rights Organizations in Rally for Voting Rights

Today, the Executive Director of NCTE Mara Kiesling along with our policy interns are joining the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and other civil rights organizations at the Rally f

June 25, 2013

LGBT Advocacy Groups Stand With Civil Rights Counterparts in Disappointment at Voting Rights Ruling

Today, the Supreme Court struck down a central part of the Voting Rights Act, invalidating crucial protections passed by Congress in 1965 and renewed four times in the decades since.

November 4, 2012

Tea Party Group Targets Trans Voters

A right-wing, Tea Party organization called "True the Vote" is training their volunteer poll watchers to target transgender voters.

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