Peace at the Polls CA Resources

The California Voter Foundation held an online briefing on Sept. 28, 2022 for local election officials, law enforcement officers and nonprofits to promote communication and awareness of ways to address potential conflict at voting sites. Peace at the Polls CA provides de-escalation tips to help election officials, their staff, poll workers, law enforcement officers, and election observers prepare to effectively handle potential confrontations and aggressive poll monitoring.

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Speakers include:

  • California Attorney General Rob Bonta
  • Neal Kelley, Chair, Committee for Safe and Secure Elections and former Orange County Registrar of Voters 
  • Ethan Quinn, Special Agent, Election Crimes Coordinator, San Francisco FBI 
  • Shannon Hiller, Executive Director, Princeton’s Bridging Divides Initiative
  • Theo Sitther, De-escalation Project Lead, Princeton’s Bridging Divides Initiative
  • Usmaan Alloo, Programs Coordinator, Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area Office
  • Jana Lean and Steve Reyes, senior election staff, Office of California Secretary of State Dr. Shirley Weber 
  • Moderators: Cathy Darling Allen, Shasta County Clerk-Registrar of Voters and CVF board chair and Kim Alexander, CVF President & Founder.

Below is a list of resources shared with attendees of CVF's Peace at the Polls CA to mitigate risk and promote security in and around voting sites and election offices before, during, and after an election period.