Secure the Vote Initiative

The Secure the Vote Initiative is dedicated to identifying and training voters to vote quickly and legally. The effort also aims to track and report problem ballots in our push for election integrity and security.

How to Vote the S.A.F.E. Way

Many voters are rightfully worried about the integrity of the election. The first step in securing the vote... is to vote! Here's how to do so quickly and legally, and how you can track your ballot to make sure it's counted. Just follow the S.A.F.E. method below!

SEND: Mail in your ballot on Day 1 of the election! Do NOT wait until the day of the election, as the state has cut back on polling places and long lines will suppress the vote! Voting on Day 1 gives you the full 30 days of the election to verify your vote is counted or resolve any problems.

AUDIT: Track and verify your vote was 1) received and 2) counted online at Check often until your vote is counted and verified!

FIX: If you have a problem OR your ballot isn’t counted by Day 20 of the election, go to the nearest polling location and demand a second "provisional" ballot, then vote in-person. DON'T wait until Election Day!

EXAMINE: Share this information with your friends and family! Then sign up as a volunteer below to examine and monitor the processing and counting of ballots.

Safe Vote Sunday

The Secure the Vote California Initiative is declaring the first Sunday of each election season as “Safe Vote Sunday” and is seeking to partner with churches, community groups, and others to encourage voters to return their ballots for California’s election on or before that day.

How Organizations Can Partner in “Safe Vote Sunday”

The foundation is seeking partners (such as churches and civic groups) to help promote “Safe Vote Sunday” to their members. Contact us to hold an informal consultation where the program can be explained. Inquire HERE.

How Individuals Can Participate in “Safe Vote Sunday”

Aside from seeking organizational partners, even individual voters can participate in Safe Vote Sunday in the following ways:

  1. Make the commitment to vote on or by the first Sunday of the election
  2. Tell your friends, family, neighbors, church community, and others about Safe Vote Sunday and the S.A.F.E. voting method
  3. Share the Transparency Foundation’s Safe Voting video (above) explaining the S.A.F.E. voting method, and tag @transparencyfdn
  4. Use hashtag #SafeVoteSunday
  5. Get involved in counting ballots or monitoring the count with information below.

Report Problems

Have you come across a problem on your ballot or witnessed suspicious election activity? Let us know, and a member of our team will review your case. We're dedicated to making sure every ballot is legal! You can file a report below or at — share the website with your friends!


Sign Up to Work in Your Local Elections Office

We Need YOU to Count the Votes with Integrity!

Across California, each county election office needs to recruit part-time temporary paid workers to process ballots in each election. We want to make sure only individuals who are FAIR and IMPARTIAL take these jobs.

If you are willing to do this paid job and commit to doing it with integrity, please sign up and we will forward your name and information to the county election office nearest you!


Volunteer to Poll Watch

Are you interested in helping to ensure election integrity? You can help by signing up to be a nonpartisan election monitor. Help us audit the voting process and make sure it's done right! Sign up below for information. These unpaid volunteer positions exist to aid in the fight for election integrity and do not work for any county governments.


Poll Watcher Training

Are you interested in being a poll watcher/ election monitor? We invite you to watch our training session to learn more about our S.A.F.E. voting method and how to be an effective election integrity poll watcher.

You can also download our template for taking notes on what you witness while monitoring the count.



Help Desk

Have questions or concerns? We're ready to help.

Contact us at or call (619) 210-0543

Support S.A.F.E. Voting Effort

Our Secure the Vote campaign is crucial to maintaining transparency and the integrity of our elections, but our ability to sponsor this effort is entirely dependent on financial support from contributors like you. If you are interested in supporting election integrity, please contribute today!