Poll Monitoring in 2020

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Be a part of Advancing Justice – ALC’s long-running poll monitoring program and help protect democracy here in California. 

When: March 3, 2020. Morning shifts run from 7am-11am and afternoon shifts are from 12pm-4pm. 

Where: Northern California and the Central Valley 

Volunteer poll monitors will travel in pairs to five polling sites during a four-hour shift. During your visits, you will check for language and disability access (e.g., translated materials), assist voters that are encountering problems, and ensure voter harassment and disenfranchisement do not occur. You will be extensively trained and equipped with the tools to resolve a wide variety of issues. Volunteer poll monitors will have access to a legal support hotline that will help in addressing and resolving Election Day problems.

Volunteer Requirements: 

  • No experience necessary
  • Legal and non-legal backgrounds welcome
  • Basic English skills (limited English fluency is completely fine)
  • No language skills beyond English are required, but we are especially seeking speakers of these languages – Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Filipino/Tagalog, Punjabi, and Hmong
  • You do not have to be over 18
  • You do not have to be a US Citizen
  • You do not need a car

Time Commitment: In addition to a four-hour shift, volunteers should prepare to travel up to 90 minutes to their assigned polling places. Volunteers will also be asked to attend a 90-minute training session prior to Election Day. ALC makes every effort to reduce travel time while still ensuring that coverage needs are met.

Sign up to volunteer for March 2020

Interested in being a poll monitor but not available on March 3rd? Sign up here and we will reach out about our November 2020 poll monitoring opportunity for the general election.

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