Election Security and Beyond

Please stay safe and vigilant in the coming days. Stay calm, and remember that decency and humanity matter. We would like to share the following resource pages with you as a means to provide information on what you can do if you see or experience election security issues today or in the coming weeks. We will update this blog periodically with additional resource links and information.

Election Security Resources:
Fact Sheet: Unlawful Militias in Illinois

Will Election Day Be Safe? Physical Threats to Voters and Mitigating Risk
Background on potential risks, indicators, etc.

ADL H.E.A.T. Map
Use this tool to see which areas of the U.S. have experienced specific types of hate, extremism, anti-semitism, or terrorism.

Security of Soft Targets and Crowded Places–Resource Guide
Helps with understanding election security as critical infrastructure security, identifying suspicious behaviors, and steps to take to report the behaviors to authorities.

IL Election Defense Community Safety Resource List

Community Safety Toolkit: Pre & Post-Election

Mental Health Resources:

Additionally, we think it is useful to remind one another that we are all under an enormous amount of stress and need to take care of ourselves as much as we are caring for others. Please practice self-care in the coming months.

Pandemic depression is about to collide with seasonal depression. Make a plan, experts say.
Washington Post article about seasonal depression and pandemic depression.

Physician Support Line
For medical professionals/Physicians needing to speak with someone for free.

How to find an online therapist for free
Summary of the mental healthcare options that may be available to you for free or low-cost.

Therapy resource for those fighting racism/injustices.