The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition works so all voters have an equal opportunity to participate in the political process. Made up of more than 100 local, state and national partners, Election Protection works year-round to advance and defend your right to vote.
Our Election Protection program makes sure eligible voters know how to cast their ballots and ensure they are counted:
On Election Day (and during early voting) we will mobilize voter protection field programs across the country — looking out for voters’ rights while practicing safe social distancing. We also maintain voter assistance hotlines in multiple languages to connect voters with trained, legal assistance:
- 866-OUR-VOTE (English, administered by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law),
- 888-VE-Y-VOTA (Spanish, administered by the NALEO Educational Fund),
- 888-API-VOTE (Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Tagalog, administered by APIAVote & AAJC),
- 844-YALLA-US (Arabic, 844-925-52872) Arabic language hotline (administered by Arab American Institute)
Throughout the election, our volunteers collect information and respond to any and all election irregularities. Election Protection focuses on the voter – not on the political horse race – and provides guidance, information and help to any American, regardless of who they intend to vote for.
What does it mean to be a grassroots volunteer poll monitor?
As a nonpartisan volunteer poll monitor, you will assist voters on Election Day should they encounter any problems voting. This will differ from state to state, as we’ve shifted our program to respond to the public health crisis. But no matter what, you will make a crucial difference for voters — connecting them with trained legal professionals and resources they need to safely and securely cast their ballots.
Who is sponsoring this website?
Common Cause Education Fund is maintaining and hosting this website. You can learn more about our work to protect the vote at https://www.commoncause.org/our-work/voting-and-elections/