In 2018, the firm once again acted as the New Jersey command center for Election Protection, a nonpartisan coalition headed by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, that assists citizens in exercising their right to vote.
Lowenstein volunteers responded to 95 issues that call-center and field volunteers escalated for immediate action on Election Day. These issues included non-functioning voting machines, delayed openings of the polls, improper electioneering at or near poll sites, unjustified requests for voter identification, misuse or denial of provisional ballots, and many more. Firm volunteers contacted officials at the county boards of elections to advocate for the removal of the barriers voters encountered. As a result, more New Jersey voters were able to cast their ballots, and the state had a fairer election process.
The firm continues to work with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, an array of local advocates, and state elections officials to address systemic issues and improve the voting process for future elections.