Volunteer to give non-partisan help to voters?


The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Election Protection program is the nation’s largest non-partisan voter protection coalition and has provided meaningful support to hundreds of thousands of voters since its inception following the 2000 general election.


Law student volunteers will likely be assigned the position of poll monitor, and will help to alleviate potential problems such as dissemination of misinformation by poll workers, problems associated with voting machines, and potential intimidation of voters. 


If you are interested in helping protect Wisconsin voters in this November’s election, all we ask is that you commit to attend one brief training session held in late October and sign up for one shift (4-5 hours) on Election Day. All of the materials that you will need will be provided.  We intend to concentrate our poll monitoring efforts on Madison and Dane County, but if volunteer interest is high, we may also try to cover targeted wards in other communities, such as Racine, Kenosha, Janesville and Beloit.  To volunteer, please contact Emily Lee at egreb@wisc.edu, or Alfonso Cornish at cornish@wisc.edu.

Submitted by Ruth Robarts, Assistant Dean for Student & Academic Affairs on September 24, 2008

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