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TREK THE VOTE

Trekkies organizing for fair and ethical elections.

"The first duty of every Starfleet officer is to the truth, whether it's scientific truth or historical truth or personal truth! It is the guiding principle on which Starfleet is based." - Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Stardate 45703.9

Trek the Vote 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.​

 

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POSSIBLE MISSIONS

Get trained as a professional poll worker


The pandemic has led to a shortage of poll workers - who are usually older, and therefore more vulnerable to COVID-19. Unless more people come forward to help, some polling locations will be shut down, leading to longer lines and lower turnout. 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.




Counter disinformation and provide facts


Experts anticipate an unprecedented amount of disinformation intended to prevent people from voting this election cycle. Starfleet Officers assigned to information accuracy roles may:

  • Reach out to voters via phone and text to provide accurate information and help them create voting plans, as well as answer any questions they may have about the process.
  • Monitor social media to report disinformation and connect voters who post about having trouble voting with accurate information and legal advice.​
Starfleet officers may complete these duties from the Bridge while in orbit (or from the comfort of their quarters) using standard 21st century communications equipment.




Protect voting rights and voter safety


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. These assignments will take place primarily outside polling locations. Masks will be required.




Attend to basic voter needs


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. These assignments will take place primarily outside of polling locations. These are ideal assignments for junior officers as young as eight years of age the with careful supervision of a superior officer. Masks will be required.




Protect the results


The results of this election will not likely be known for several days, or even weeks, after polls close because so many people are voting by mail due to the pandemic. Multiple organizations are working to ensure that no results are declared or certified before all secure, verified mail-in ballots are counted. All officers who accept a posting with Trek the Vote will recieve a communique from Starfleet Command with possible assignments in this category in the days following polls closing, as the shape and disposition of the need becomes clear.





Please answer the following questions to the best of your ability and we will match you with partners doing work in your area.

Where would you accept a posting? (Check all that apply.)
Your age
Your availabilty
Just for fun, what's your rank?
JOIN STARFLEET
 
STARFLEET ACADEMY RECRUITING DEPARTMENT

Starfleet can always use more good officers.

 

Help us find the next class of cadets for the Academy by sharing Trek the Vote on 21st century social media and by email.

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

OUR PARTNERS
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VOTER TOOLKIT

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.

Check Voter Registration

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

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.

 

MEET THE FEDERATION COUNCIL

Alphabetically by First Name

KYLA ROBERTS

Prime Directive Compliance Czar

ANDRÉ BORMANIS

Script Consultant

Writer & Science Consultant

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

ANDREW ROBINSON

Garak

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

ARMIN SHIMERMAN

Quark

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

CHASE MASTERSON

Leeta

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

EMMA BROBACK

Graphic Designer

ETHAN TROOSKIN-ZOLLER

Chief Engineer

USS Fiorenza

GATES MCFADDEN

Dr. Beverly Crusher

Star Trek: The Next Generation

HANA HATAE

Molly O'Brien

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

J. G. HERTZLER

General Martok

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

JOHN BILLINGSLEY

Dr. Phlox

Star Trek: Enterprise

KHAYAH BROOKES

Chief Engineer

USS Parliament

KITTY SWINK

Luaran / Rozhan

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

SANDI FOX

Digital Strategist

NED HOWEY

Digital Strategist / Test Manager

TAE PHOENIX

Founder

(not that kind)

ROBIN CURTIS

Lieutenant Saavik

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

WIL WHEATON

Ensign Wesley Crusher

Star Trek: The Next Generation

SANDI FOX

Digital Strategist

TAE PHOENIX

Founder
(not that kind)

WIL WHEATON

Ensign Wesley Crusher

Star Trek: The Next Generation

FREQUENT QUERIES

ARE YOU FOR OR AGAINST ANY CANDIDATES?

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 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 and certified by local and state elections officials.

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.

 

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

Most Americans are used to getting election results the night of the election, but because so many people are voting by mail this year, it will likely take days or even weeks before we know the results.

We are basing our plans to offer another set of Trek the Vote missions to volunteers after November 3 on the findings of the non-partisan Transition Integrity Project, which projected a high likelihood that significant public engagement will be required in the post-election period to ensure that every vote is counted before results are certified or announced.

CONTACT US

VOLUNTEERS

Are you a Trek the Vote volunteer with a question about your assignment(s)?

PARTNERS

Are you part of a non-partisan election integrity group? Would you like some help from Starfleet's finest?

TALENT

Are you an actor, writer, designer, or other creative professional who has contributed to the Trek canon?

PRESS

Are you a member of the news media looking to report on Trek the Vote?

 
 
 

Trek the Vote is not affiliated with CBS, which owns Star Trek. We are an all-volunteer, grassroots, non-partisan, non-commercial network of fans and actors making Fair Use of themes from the Trek universe in order to bring much-needed people power into the election integrity process.