Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
The Election Protection Coalition includes a number of organizations who provide poll observers to protect the right to vote againstvoter suppression efforts. Election Protection · You Have the Right to Vote. You may be familiar with their:
Voter Protection Hot-Lline: 1-866-OUR-VOTE
The Democratic Party also provides poll observers for Voter Protection - Democrats.org - Democratic National Committee. There is also the Voting Rights Institute - Democratic National Committee.The Arizona Advocacy Network has an Election Protection training coming up:
ON CAMPUS: Learn how to Protect Your Vote!
Help other voters who are harassed!
Bullies are organizing to harass college students and people of color at the polls to discourage them from voting.
Arizona Advocacy Network Foundation – Common Cause Education Fund -
Democracy-Civic Engagement Fellows are fighting back to protect the Wildcats Vote!
- ID requirements to vote in Arizona
- How to find your polling location
- What to do if harassed at the polling location
- How to help others cast their vote
9-10AM and 12-1PM Thursday November 1st
Social Sciences Building 332 University of Arizona Main Campus
1145 E South Campus, Tucson, AZ 85721
Sign-up at http://www.866OURVOTE.org/ to be a Poll Monitor
and help protect the vote.
University of Arizona law students are also recruiting poll observers for Election Protection.
Nate Wade is a third-year law student and Pima County co-chairperson for Election Protection 2012. Election Protection is a non-partisan organization that sends volunteers to the polls on Election Day to assist any voters who feel disenfranchised or had problems when they attempted to vote.
They need volunteers for 2 or 4-hour shifts throughout the day while the polls are open. Volunteers will just need to attend a training session, of which several are offered next week. Interested persons may sign up to volunteer by going to http://www.866ourvote.org/, selecting Volunteer from the menu at the top of the page and selecting the blue "Volunteer Opportunities for Lawyers, Paralegals and Law Students." You can register, and will be routed to the Pima County page where you can also sign up for a training time.
If you have any questions, please contact Nate Wade at firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 214-8166.