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It’s not too early to think Election Protection!

The November election is not nearly as far away as you think. LWVMA is working with the Election Protection Coalition to staff polling places that have historically had problems with non-partisan poll monitors. We want to recruit at least 50 League volunteers (including spouses and friends). 

The job is a minimum of one three-hour shift on Election Day, Nov. 5, covering a polling location. You will be able to choose both the shift time and the polling location that works for you. The Election Protection poll monitors watch for problems with access to voting, and also ask voters who have been turned away if they need assistance. Volunteers do not need any special qualifications, though if you are fluent in a non-English language, you are especially needed. Volunteers will have to complete a mandatory training session that details what to look for and how to react. Both in-person and virtual training sessions will be available starting in late summer and early fall.

More complete details are available at Protect the Vote

Can you help? If so, please sign up at the LWVMA Protect the Vote link. Signing up now is not a firm commitment but will put you on the list for additional information about training programs and, later on, the polling places and shifts to be covered. 

Sign up by the end of June (or earlier!). Let’s prove the League can turn out more than 50 volunteers to make sure the November election is open to all.  

Questions? Contact Nancy Brumback at nbrumback@lwvma.org