Delivering Election Protection

Munger, Tolles & Olson attorney Adam I. Kaplan was featured in an article in the Spring 2017 issue of San Francisco Attorney about voter protection in the 2016 election.

The story described Munger Tolles’ involvement in a nonpartisan voter protection drive in Northern California co-sponsored by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area and Asian Americans Advancing Justice.

According to the article, Mr. Kaplan and fellow Munger Tolles attorney Bryan H. Heckenlively traveled to five polling locations in Stockton, California on Election Day 2016 to ensure the polls were complying with the law. They ensured that sample ballots and county voter guides were available in all required languages and the California Voters Bill of Rights was posted. They also monitored whether poll workers who could speak other languages were clearly identified to voters.

“It was encouraging to see so many people voting. And it was clear from speaking with poll workers that they took their job seriously. There was a lot of energy around the day. Regardless of how the election turned out, it felt important to be a part of the effort to ensure that all voters were heard,” Mr. Kaplan said. 

Munger Tolles attorneys Blanca Fromm Young, Miriam Kim, and Cathleen H. Hartge also volunteered for the voter protection drive.