SOUTHERN SOLUTIONS TO VOTING BARRIERS

Southern Leadership for Voter Engagement (SOLVE) is a regional network led by Southerners. Forged from a storied history of collaboration, the coalition shares best practices in advocacy, organizing, and communications to reduce barriers to voting in the American South.

SOLVE is a growing network of organizations spanning eight Southern states — led by members who live and work in the South.

ISSUES

Election
Protection

Election protection volunteers serve a critical role to strengthen and safeguard our freedom to vote and inspire faith in our elections. SOLVE is home to some of the largest voter protection and assistance efforts in the country.

Fair Districts

The voting rights of people who are currently incarcerated in the United States — as well as those living in our communities but still under probation or parole — are severely limited. Historically and today, several of the states with the most severe restrictions on the vote are in the South.

Voter Access

Despite the 1993 National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), too many U.S. Americans are not registered to vote. Advocacy is necessary on every level of governance and election administration to make sure voters have access to the ballot box.

Voting Rights Restoration

The voting rights of people who are currently incarcerated in the United States — as well as those living in our communities but still under probation or parole — are severely limited. Historically and today, several of the states with the most severe restrictions on the vote are in the South.

We partner with local organizations to achieve common goals and realize a shared vision.

At SOLVE we advocate for voters, innovate community-level initiatives to enhance voting access, and coordinate strategic communications campaigns.

RESOURCES

Automatic Voter Registration Policy Brief

Automatic Voter Registration Brief

Overview of one of the most promising strategies to enfranchise voters.

Early Voting Advocacy

Early Voting Advocacy

Overview of one of the most promising strategies to enfranchise voters.

2020 Census Fact Sheet

Census Fact Sheet

Overview of one of the most promising strategies to enfranchise voters.

2021 North Carolina Redistricting Fact Sheet

2021 North Carolina Redistricting Fact Sheet

Overview of the redistricting basics, including communities of interest.

WE NEED
YOU, TOO

We are the people who address policies that have weakened the voting strength of Southern communities and formed barriers to the right to vote across the region.

ABOUT US

WE WERE
BUILT
FOR THIS

We are the people who address policies that have weakened the voting strength of Southern communities and formed barriers to the right to vote across the region.