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TREK THE VOTE

For Fair Elections

Trek the Vote for Fair Elections is a grassroots, fan-driven volunteer drive.

 

Our mission is to connect our fellow American Star Trek fans with non-partisan groups working to ensure a fair and equitable electoral process in our communities, and to carry the principles and work ethic we've learned from Star Trek along for the ride.​

We are currently working with partners to develop opportunities for the 2022 midterm election. You can sign up to get updates by clicking "join Starfleet" and filling out the form below.

 

POSSIBLE MISSIONS

We offer missions for Starfleet Officers with a variety of capabilities and requirements and we are adding more opportunities all the time.

 
 

PROFESSIONAL POLL WORKER

Starfleet officers assigned to this posting will serve inside of a polling place; checking voters in, handing them their ballots, and answering questions related to the process of voting. Masks will be required.

INFORMATION ACCURACY OFFICER

Experts anticipate an unprecedented amount of disinformation intended to prevent people from voting this election cycle. Starfleet Officers assigned to information accuracy roles may conduct proactive nonpartisan voter outreach or monitor social media to identify and report disinformation.

VOTER RIGHTS & SAFETY OFFICER

Voting should be safe, secure, and accessible. Starfleet Officers assigned to these postings will identify and report voter intimidation at the polls, ensure polling places have proper PPE and are wheelchair accessible, monitor line length, and answer questions from voters who are having trouble understanding their rights.

VOTER MORALE OFFICER

Many voters will face long, uncomfortable lines and require food, water, and bathroom breaks. Starfleet Officers assigned to these postings will provide sustenance to voters and hold their place in line when they need to use the restroom.

FIELD SERVICE TECHNICIAN

Field service technicians set up and operate the equipment used for checking in voters and marking and casting ballots. Starfleet officers posted to this assignment will attend one half-day training in late October and then work one fifteen-hour day on November 3.

FULL COUNT RESERVE SQUAD

The results of this election will not likely be known for several days, or even weeks after 11/3 because so many people are voting by mail. All officers will receive a communique from Starfleet Command with civic engagement assignments in the days and weeks after 11/3 to ensure every ballot is counted.

 

GET NOTIFIED

Thank you! We will be in touch shortly.

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GET THE TRANSITION INTEGRITY REPORT

The non-partisan Transition Integrity Project ran a series of scenario-based exercises aimed at identifying potential risks to the integrity of the November 3, 2020 election and transition process.

This report summarizes their findings. It is recommended reading for every Starfleet officer.

 

TREK THE VOTE STORE

All proceeds from sales of Trek the Vote merchandise are divided equally and donated to our election integrity partners.

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TREK THE VOTE FACE COVERING

Keep your fellow humanoids safe from infectious diseases.

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TREK THE VOTE TEE SHIRT

Make sure everyone knows that your first duty is to the truth.

 

VIDEO ARCHIVE

Here are our great Trek the Vote videos from 2020!

"THE CREW AND I NEED YOUR HELP"

"There's been an outbreak of novel coronavirus on Earth and Starfleet is tracking troubling disruptions to democracy itself."

Our original Trek the Vote for Fair Elections video starring Gates McFadden, Armin Shimerman, John Billingsley, Wil Wheaton, and Chase Masterson continues to be a fan favorite.

"WE NEED YOU TO MAKE A PLAN."

In our follow up video  - starring Jeri Ryan, Bob Picardo, and Terry Farrell - we make it clear that, we need every Starfleet officer to prepare for a protracted post-election period in which there is no clear winner.

Our job: Protect the process, stand up for objective reality, and insist that every eligible ballot cast be counted.

 

OUR 2020 ELECTION INTEGRITY PARTNERS

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FAIR COUNT

Fair Count volunteers will do nonpartisan get out the vote phone & text banking nationwide and observe outside of polling stations in select states, including Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi.

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ELECTION PROTECTION

Through the 866-OUR-VOTE hotline and voter assistance field program, Election Protection helps ensure eligible voters are able to participate in our democracy.

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POWER THE POLLS

Power the Polls is on a mission to recruit 250,000 poll workers nationwide to keep polling places open and ensure that Americans can vote safely and easily.

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POLL HERO PROJECT

Poll Hero Project is recruiting Starfleet officers under 25 to meet the need for poll workers in their communities.

Contact
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GEORGIA VOTING WORKS

A non-partisan effort to recruit 3,000 technical support workers for Election Day.

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STATE VOICES

State Voices fights for multiracial political power using data, civic participation, and grassroots organizing.

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VALIDATE THE VOTE USA

Validate the Vote USA enrolls concerned citizens from around the country to check and document poll tapes.

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DON'T F*** WITH MY VOTE

Don't F*** With My Vote empowers voters to create their own backup paper trail by documenting and geotagging their ballots when they cast them.

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BEYOND TREK

Beyond Trek Podcast is our official media partner. They go beyond the show into the hearts and lives of its makers and the fans.

 

VOTER TOOLKIT

Your dashboard to create and manage your own voting plan.

CHECK VOTER REGISTRATION

Run a level 3 diagnostic of your voter registration and make sure you're ready to engage on 11/8.

REGISTER TO VOTE

It takes less than two minutes to get all your information into the main computer.

REQUEST TO VOTE BY MAIL

Want to skip the lines, stay safe from COVID, or spend Election Day volunteering? Sign up to vote by mail.

WHO IS ON MY BALLOT?

Read all the reports and technical manuals beforehand so you know exactly how you want to vote when you have your ballot.

SCAN FOR YOUR POLLING PLACE

Find out where to vote, when polls open, and more.

 

2020 FEDERATION COUNCIL

Listed alphabetically by first name.

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ANDRÉ BORMANIS

Script Consultant

Writer & Science Consultant

Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise

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ANDY ROBINSON

Elim Garak

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

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ARMIN SHIMERMAN

Quark

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

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CHASE MASTERSON

Leeta

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

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EMMA BROBACK

Graphic Designer

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ETHAN TROOSKIN-ZOLLER

Chief Engineer, Technical Co-Founder

USS Fiorenza

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GATES MCFADDEN

Dr. Beverly Crusher

Star Trek: The Next Generation

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HANA HATAE

Molly O'Brien

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

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J.G. HERTZLER

General Martok

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

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JOHN BILLINGSLEY

Dr. Phlox

Star Trek: Enterprise

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KHAYAH BROOKES

Chief Engineer

USS Parliament

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KITTY SWINK

Minister Rozhan / Luaran

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

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KYLA ROBERTS

Prime Directive Compliance Czar

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MIKE OKUDA

Graphic Designer, Scenic Art Supervisor

Star Trek: VI, The Next Generation, Generations, First Contact, Insurrection, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise 

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NED HOWEY

Digital Strategist / Test Manager

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ROBIN CURTIS

Lieutenant Saavik

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

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SANDI FOX

Digital Strategist

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TAE PHOENIX

Founder
(not that kind)

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WIL WHEATON

Ensign Wesley Crusher

Star Trek: The Next Generation

 

FREQUENT QUERIES

ARE YOU FOR ANY CANDIDATES? ARE YOU AFFILIATED WITH ANY "TREK THE VOTE" FUNDRAISER?

We are not affiliated with any partisan initiatives which may happen to have the same name.

Each individual member of the Federation Council is free to express their own opinions about everyone and everything on the ballot, but Trek the Vote for Fair Elections is a non-partisan initiative.

That means our only interest is to have an election in which every eligible American gets to vote easily and safely and each vote is scrupulously counted.

WHY DO YOU SAY THERE WILL BE MISSION OPPORTUNITIES AFTER ELECTION DAY?

There are many steps between ballots being cast and an election being certified. Some of our partners monitor the post-election processes that govern how provisional ballots are adjudicated. They also do things like ensuring that proper security protocols are being observed when ballots are being transported and handled. 

Officers assigned to these roles always work in pairs or teams and must pledge to pursue their concerns regardless of which party might benefit. They also agree not to behave in a manner that may make elections workers feel unsafe.

MOST OF YOUR ACTORS IN 2020 WERE WHITE. WHAT IS YOUR PLAN TO MAKE THE 2022 CAST MORE DIVERSE?

As always, we welcome involvement from all Trek actors who want to participate. We’re thrilled with the talented and beloved roster of actors who volunteered with us in 2020.

 

When it comes to racial diversity,  the sad reality is that, prior to DiscoveryTrek was a very white show. There were only seven Black series regulars and five other series regulars of color in the first five series to air combined.

 

Trek the Vote for Fair elections is an all-volunteer initiative, and that includes the actors. In 2022, we have intensified our outreach to actors of color and we're pleased to say that we've made some progress. We're looking forward to announcing the 2022 cast soon!

ARE YOU AN OFFICIAL STAR TREK PROJECT?

Star Trek is the intellectual property of CBS.

 

We are a grassroots network of Trek fans, actors, and behind-the-scenes professionals and not affiliated with CBS.

IT LOOKS LIKE MOST OF YOUR FEDERATION COUNCIL ARE LEFT-LEANING. ARE CONSERVATIVES WELCOME?

Absolutely. Trek the Vote for Fair Elections adheres to the Prime Directive. We set our desired outcomes to one side and focus on ensuring a fair and equitable election.

We do however require participants to affirm that the 2020 election was adjudicated fairly and to reject conspiracy theories to the contrary. Our democracy does not have time to entertain falsehoods around settled election outcomes and we are unwilling to debate this issue further among our ranks.