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April 2nd: Election Protection Field Opportunity

Every election, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights trains and deploys hundreds of volunteers to monitor polling places and answer calls to the 866-OUR-VOTE hotline from voters across Illinois.

Our nonpartisan Election Protection program uses community-informed data to place volunteers at targeted polling locations in the city that see unusual problems with untrained poll workers, broken machines, voter intimidation, and other issues that can keep eligible voters from casting their ballots. We train volunteers to be nonpartisan poll monitors at those locations and to answer the 866-OUR-VOTE hotline. Field Volunteers work in teams to monitor multiple polling places in the city of Chicago.

If you’re a registered voter in Illinois, you can become a field volunteer today! Just sign up for an April 2nd shift at https://www.clccrul.org/election-prot... and we’ll send you training details.

If you have questions or problems signing up, please contact Jenny Terrell at [email protected].

Chicago Lawyers’ Committee implements community-based solutions that advance civil rights and secure racial equity and economic opportunity for all. Attorneys represent students at expulsion hearings, fight housing discrimination, represent pro se litigants in federal court settlements, and represent victims of hate crimes and discrimination.

Type of engagement

Policy, Advocacy, & Research

Time commitment

Shifts are 7 hours on Election Day (April 2nd)

Training and support

All volunteers must attend an in-person training or watch a training video online.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Location

Chicago, IL

April 2nd: Election Protection Field Opportunity

Every election, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights trains and deploys hundreds of volunteers to monitor polling places and answer calls to the 866-OUR-VOTE hotline from voters across Illinois.

Our nonpartisan Election Protection program uses community-informed data to place volunteers at targeted polling locations in the city that see unusual problems with untrained poll workers, broken machines, voter intimidation, and other issues that can keep eligible voters from casting their ballots. We train volunteers to be nonpartisan poll monitors at those locations and to answer the 866-OUR-VOTE hotline. Field Volunteers work in teams to monitor multiple polling places in the city of Chicago.

If you’re a registered voter in Illinois, you can become a field volunteer today! Just sign up for an April 2nd shift at https://www.clccrul.org/election-protection-2019 and we’ll send you training details.

If you have questions or problems signing up, please contact Jenny Terrell at [email protected].

Chicago Lawyers’ Committee implements community-based solutions that advance civil rights and secure racial equity and economic opportunity for all. Attorneys represent students at expulsion hearings, fight housing discrimination, represent pro se litigants in federal court settlements, and represent victims of hate crimes and discrimination.

Type of engagement

Policy, Advocacy, & Research

Time commitment

Shifts are 7 hours on Election Day (April 2nd)

Training and support

All volunteers must attend an in-person training or watch a training video online.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Location

Chicago, IL