Defend the Vote is committed to empowering citizens to protect elections.
Defend the Vote, and its underlying mission, is to support transparent and public elections to assure fair and accurate recording of the vote. We strive to assure that no voter is disenfranchised, that every eligible voter is able to cast a ballot, and that every legitimate ballot cast is accurately tabulated.
Voters cannot presume the accuracy of the vote without adequate means to evaluate voting systems and processes. This includes independent evaluation and testing of procedures put in place by election authorities to assure the integrity of the elections, as well as subsequent compliance with these procedures.
Being a human endeavor, no election will be perfect. But elections can be improved, both to ensure accurate vote totals and to prevent fraud.