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Volunteer as a Poll Monitor

To wrap up our week of voting volunteering posts on the C|M|LAW Library blog, here’s one final opportunity. The Ohio Voter Rights Coalition, in conjunction with The Action Network, is organizing poll monitors to work on Election Day and during the early voting period. Poll monitors work outside of polling locations in safe low-contact settings. If you’re interested, you’d be expected to distribute “Know Your Rights” cards, answer questions on things like ID requirements, help voters help their correct precincts, and report on any problems they see outside the polling location. Once you complete a 90-minute online training, you’ll sign up for a minimum 3 hours shift on Election Day or a two-hour shift during the early election period.

Think this could be the Live Justice opportunity for you? Then find more information at Ohio Poll Monitoring 2020 or contact the host at camille@ohvoice.org.

Check out more voting information on the library’s Voting Guide.

Volunteer Opportunity for Social Media Mavens

Lend your social media savvy to the election protection effort by volunteering to monitor your social media accounts for accurate voting information. This volunteer opportunity is sponsored by the Ohio Voter Rights Coalition and hosted by The Action Network. You’ll receive training on how to monitor your social media feeds for disinformation and misinformation, so that it can be sourced, reported and removed if necessary. You’ll also get a toolkit with ideas for positive voting messages you can post. Find more information here or contact the coordinator, Catherine Turcer at cturcer@gmail.com.

This could be a fun and engaging way for you to Learn Law Live Justice this election.

For more voting information, see the library’s Voting Guide.

NAACP Opportunities to Volunteer – Remote and In-Person

The NAACP Civic Engagement Program has the goal of increasing Black community voting participation. Want to help out? There are five volunteer opportunities they are organizing, with remote and in-person options. You could –

  • Text voters in your community – you’re provided with a list of 10 unlikely voters near you to contact.
  • Call voters near you – you get training, and then access to an online phone bank system. Call as many people as you’d like.
  • Work the Election Protection Hotline – this option is great for law students, as they’re looking for people with legal expertise. You could also staff call centers on Election Day.
  • Protect people at the polls – you’ll get training, PPE, and a no-contact opportunity to ensure a safe voting environment.
  • No-contact canvassing – place voting information on door and cars; PPE and safety guidelines in place.

Any of these volunteer opportunities would be a great way to Learn Law Live Justice!

For more voting information, see our library Voting Guide.

Volunteer Opportunity: Ohio Voter Rights Coalition’s Command Center

Looking for a way to Live Justice this election? One possibility is volunteering with Command Center, an election protection program of the Ohio Voter Rights Coalition. They’re looking for people with legal experience, so this may be a perfect opportunity for law students.

Command Center volunteers monitor the Election Protection Hotline, and will review a database of election issues and make follow up calls to voters, election officials and Election Protection staff to resolve problems. Volunteering with Command Center is virtual, so it is a perfect from home opportunity. You’ll need an Internet connection, phone and computer, and you’ll receive a Zoom invite during your volunteer shift so that there is a common place to discuss things as they come up.

During training, you’ll learn how to use Our Vote Live, the reporting system for the Election Protection Hotline. You’ll also get an overview of Ohio election law and frequently asked questions. Find more information on the Command Center website, or contact the host, Collin Marozzi at cmarozzi@acluohio.org.

Find more voting information on our library Voting Guide.

VoterDrive: Volunteer to Provide Rides or Serve on Call Center

Looking for a way to volunteer to help our community this election? VoterDrive is a local Cleveland organization that assists voters with transportation barriers by providing rides to the Board of Elections to vote in person or to return ballots. VoterDrive is looking for both drivers and for people who can serve on their call center to schedule rides. Their services are available to residents of the City of Cleveland only. The volunteer application is easy. This could be a great way to serve the community and to live the C|M|LAW motto of Learn Law Live Justice.

Find more voting information on our Voting Guide.