Senior Citizen Voter Bill of Rights

Voting is a cherished and precious right for all Americans — the American Constitutional Rights Union has been fighting for free and fair elections for decades. Now, we must turn our efforts to protect and preserve the right to secure voting for our senior citizens.

For a variety of reasons, senior citizens may face voting challenges. Transportation hurdles, technology advances, mobility issues, and other aging-related factors can make it difficult for seniors to vote in person or via absentee ballots. Often, due to living arrangements in assisted care facilities, seniors must trust and rely on others for voting assistance. Sadly, these conditions make fraud more likely.

We must do everything in our power to make sure the votes of our senior citizens are protected and counted fairly. This Senior Citizen Voter Bill of Rights outlines what our senior citizens can and should expect from our election systems — an environment respecting the voting choices of our citizens while making it easy to vote and hard to cheat.

Senior Citizen Voter Bill of Rights

Download the Senior Citizen Voter Bill of Rights

We Must Protect the Voting Rights of Our Elderly

It is most often the poor and the elderly who lose their votes to the ballot harvesters.

Washington Times, March 31, 2020

“There wasn’t a signature. There was just an ‘X’. She was either coerced or someone else put an x for her name.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 3, 2017

Florida law has failed to keep up with the growing popularity of mail-in voting, leaving candidates and campaigns free to manipulate voters — even to the point of helping them fill out their ballots, a Palm Beach Post investigation found.

Palm Beach Post, March 11, 2017

VOTING RIGHTS ISSUES IN THE NEWS

Arizona woman admits guilt in ballot collection scheme

An Arizona woman accused of illegally collecting early ballots in the 2020 primary election pleaded guilty Thursday in an agreement with state prosecutors that saw the more serious forgery and conspiracy charges dismissed and limited any potential for a lengthy prison sentence. Guillermina Fuentes, 66, could get probation for running what Arizona attorney general's office investigators said was a sophisticated operation using her status as a well-known Democratic operative in the border city of San Luis to persuade voters to let her gather and in some cases fill out their ballots.

Arizona GOP Sues Arizona Secretary of State Hobbs to Stop Unmonitored Ballot Drop Boxes, Include Signature Verification Procedures, and Even Challenges Mail-In Voting

The Arizona Republican Party (AZGOP), along with its secretary Yvonne Cahill, filed a lawsuit against Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs over more actions she took that appear to be making it easier to commit voter fraud. The AZGOP’s Application for Issuance of Writ Under Exercise of Original Jurisdiction asks the court to compel Hobbs, who is a Democrat, to include signature verification procedures in the election procedures manual and remove the language she added authorizing the setup of unmonitored ballot drop boxes, and challenges “no-excuse” early ballots as violating the Arizona Constitution.

Special Counsel Finds ‘Widespread Election Fraud’ In Nursing Homes

“Rampant fraud and abuse occurred statewide at Wisconsin’s nursing homes and other residential care facilities,” according to the Office of Special Counsel’s second interim report filed on March 1 with the Wisconsin Assembly. That conclusion represents but one of the key findings of election irregularities detailed in the nearly 150-page report—a report that also confirms the conclusion of the Racine County Sheriff’s office last fall that fraud occurred at nursing homes in Wisconsin.

Florida Capital Star: Are election volunteers “helping” themselves to others’ votes?

Sometimes vote fraud happens from a distance (absentee or mailed ballots) and sometimes it’s up-close and personal. In Florida’s Miami-Dade County, the State Attorney is looking into reports of a large up-tick in volunteers from campaigns and city government “helping” the elderly or disabled to vote. In other parts of Florida, only 1 percent of voters need assistance, but in Miami-Dade that number is above 10 percent. Two-thirds of the helpers were city or campaign workers – were they assisting with votes or manipulating them?

WHY WE CARE

American Constitutional Rights Union deeply honors and appreciates America’s seniors for the positive influence and tremendous sacrifices they have made to ensure the safety and security of our nation at home and abroad. With our Protect Elderly Votes project, we hope to repay that debt, at least in part, by enhancing the security of senior votes.

We celebrate our patriotic seniors and the invaluable contributions they have made to the financial strength and fundamental freedoms we enjoy as Americans. In turn, we must take every action to ensure the integrity and intent of our seniors’ political choices at a time when they are at risk to be targets of vote fraud. Americans under 65 must demonstrate their gratitude for the continued guidance of our treasured seniors by protecting their votes.
The Hon. J. Kenneth Blackwell, Former Secretary of State for Ohio, ACRU Action Board of Directors

SIGN THE ELDERLY VOTING RIGHTS PETITION

The American Constitutional Rights Union and the American people deeply honor and appreciate our nation’s seniors for the positive influence and tremendous sacrifices they have made to ensure the safety and security of our nation at home and abroad.

By signing the Protect Elderly Votes Petition, I join with ACRU to repay that debt, at least in part, by enhancing the security of senior votes.

I pledge to use the resources of the Protect Elderly Votes project and the Senior Citizens Voter Bill of Rights to assist and educate our elderly relatives, neighbors and friends about registering to vote if they are in a new area of residence, and protecting them from any individual or institutional vote fraud or ballot manipulation.

I pledge to protect their intent when they are registering to vote as well as defending the integrity of their private ballot.







Thank you for your support!

ELDERLY VOTING HOTLINE

Have you had trouble voting or making sure your vote is counted? Do you know anyone who has? Let us know your experiences so we can take action.

888-820-VOTE (8683)

Or, contact us via the form below.