Responding to Violence and Security Concerns Relating to the 2020 Elections

Information for mayors and other city officials

The 2020 election is shaping up to be like no other in our nation’s history. There is significant concern that we may see voter intimidation efforts and protests, some possibly violent, in the days leading up to November 3, on that day, and on the days following. Several organizations have developed materials that may be helpful to mayors and other city officials and we are posting them here. We will continue to update this resource as new information becomes available.


From the Anti Defamation League

From the Brennan Center for Justice

From the Crime and Justice Institute

From the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency

From Everytown for Gun Safety

From Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection

From Giffords

From Over Zero

From the Progressive State Leaders Committee


Laura DeKoven WaxmanDirector of Public Safety