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Voters become citizen reporters with SeeSay2020 to spotlight incidents of voter suppression making it easier for voting right advocates and the media to react quickly.

Voters become citizen reporters with SeeSay2020 to spotlight incidents of voter suppression making it easier for voting right advocates and the media to react.

Superman is "Faster than a speeding bullet!". So is crowdsourced reporting of voting obstacles when organized properly. This is how the Lincoln Project empowers voters to report problems with SeeSay2020 in four simple steps:
- Encourage voters to report problems
- Screen and prioritize submissions quickly with teams of SeeSay2020 volunteers
- Display results publicly on a real-time dashboard
- Alert voting right advocates and the media of fast moving incidents as they happen

The Lincoln Project encourages voters to report obstacles  with SeeSay2020. Reports  include location, time,   photos, videos and links to details.
The Lincoln Project encourages voters to report obstacles with SeeSay2020. This gives individual voters the power to report, map and alert election interference and voter suppression. Reports include location, time, photos, videos and links to details.

Voters report issues through the SeeSay2020 app tagged with the hashtag @SeeSay2020. Reports can include both photos and videos of the incident or link to more information.
Reports are screened by teams of SeeSay 2020 volunteers and prioritized and categorized.

Reports are shown on a real time dashboard and a scrolling ticker tape of incidents.
Reports are shown on a real time dashboard and a scrolling ticker tape of incidents. Clicking on a dot reveals all the details of an incident. The details of the person reporting the incident are not displayed publicly to protect their privacy. A dashboard enables editors and voting right advocates to direct specific instances to journalists, lawyers and voting rights advocates.

Map of incidents reported with images and videos.
Multiple displays and dashboards make it easy to quickly find the facts. This map shows by Bill Cohen highlights reports that include photos or videos.

Take Away: Turn voters into citizen reporters with SeeSay2020 to fight voter suppression.

Deepak
DemLabs

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