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Voter Protection Program

NAPABA Launches 2018 Voter Protection Program

Building on our successful and continuing efforts to encourage lawyers to engage in pro bono voter protection efforts, NAPABA is expanding its Voter Protection Program for 2018 to promote non-partisan voter registration and  protection in the Asian Pacific American community.

In partnership with APIAVote, a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization focused on increasing Asian Pacific American voter engagement, NAPABA will help local Asian Pacific American bar associations and Asian Pacific American law student association implement non-partisan voter registration and protection programs in their local communities. As part of the NAPABA Voter Protection Program, we will continue to partner with leading Asian Pacific American voting rights programs, such as the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), to provide opportunities for lawyers and law students to engage in voter protection for limited English proficient voters at the polls.



Please visit APIAVote to register to vote, update your registration, check your status, and learn about absentee voting:

Learn more about the deadlines and elections in your state:

Learn about voting and your rights:



Poll Monitoring & Exit Polls

Sign-up as a poll monitor to help with AALDEF as they protect the rights of APA voters at polling locations across the country and support their exit poll. You can get CLE credit for your pro bono work. Sign-up at

Volunteers will:
  • Receive a one-hour training on voting rights, language access, and protections
  • Do at least one three-hour shift at a poll site near you on Election Day
  • Provide real-time voter protection

Voter Hotline

Sign-up if you are interested in volunteering with the National AAPI Voter Protection Hotline national voter protection hotline led by APIAVote here.



How You Can Get Involved & Assistance Available

Bar Associations and APALSAs
Through this program, NAPABA and APIAVote will provide your associations with support and assistance to execute a tailored action plan to engage in non-partisan, non-profit voter engagement and protection efforts through the election.

Learn more about the program and how to get involved. Watch this webinar.

Sign-up by sending us a message.

Financial Assistance

Participating NAPABA affiliated bar associations and law student associations are eligible for financial assistance to run their programs, as part of the NAPABA Affiliate Grant Program. Special instructions: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please note that your application is part of the Voter Protection Program to be expedited.

Apply for funding here.



National Voter Registration Day - Sept. 25

In-language materials for APA voters

Information on election laws


This NAPABA program is conducted in partnership with APIAVote and with the  support of the NAPABA Pro Bono & Community Service Committee.

Contact us.