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Help with AP Pilot Voter Turnout Project

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts is partnering with the Associated Press on an Election Day voter turnout pilot project – and we need your help! 

If you are planning to vote in person on Election Day for the Presidential Primary on Super Tuesday, March 5, (or if you are working at the polls), please volunteer for this project. It will only take a few minutes. 

Volunteer by sending an email to the AP with your name, address, phone number and your precinct number to maturnout@ap.org. Reid Magney, the project coordinator, will then confirm your participation and send you detailed instructions shortly before the election. Here’s the general idea:

  •   When you vote on Election Day, pay attention to the number displayed on the tabulator when you insert your ballot (i.e., you were the 250th voter so far).
  •   Also, remember exactly what time you voted.
  • Report to the AP’s Election Call Center at the toll-free number you will receive. Tell them your name, the name of your municipality and precinct number, the time you voted, and your voter number (the turnout at that point).
  • If you are working or observing at the polls on Election Day, you can call the AP to provide the number of voters at specific times at your precinct when you take a break or at the end of your shift.
  • That’s all!

The information you share will help the AP refine its voter turnout data models throughout the day before the polls close.

LWVMA hopes you will consider participating in this pilot project designed to improve Election Night reporting. If so, please sign up with the AP by emailing maturnout@ap.org as soon as possible so they are ready to go on Super Tuesday.  If you have any questions, you can contact Nancy Brumback, nbrumback@lwvma.org.