"If you don't have the right to vote and have that voted be counted, you will not make any progress of any kind on any other issue or any other front. All of your freedoms are predicated on your right to vote." Mark Crispen Miller, author of Fooled Again.
There are several ways that YOU can help ensure a fair election. You can serve as
1. POLLWORKER. Pollworkers for Democracy will offer training to ensure you understand the laws, regulations, and opportunities to ensure a fair election in your precinct. This is a paid position. You must work in your county of residence.
2. OBSERVER: Observers are appointed by a political party, or by a consortium of independents. You would work 5:30-???. Among the duties will be following the Precinct Captain with the electronic ballot from the precinct to the central tabulator.
3. ELECTION PROTECTION VOLUNTEER: EP workers will be present at the polls, armed with information to help voters who are refused access due to the new ID requirement and other reasons, or are forced to vote by provisional ballot.
4. Parallel Election Volunteer: Activists will be conducting parallel elections in selected precincts in order to verify the vote count.
In addition, organizations may be looking for persons to work the exit polls. Videographers are also being organized.
Training workshops on all of these topics will be presented at the Voting Rights Revival Conference.
Get involved and make a difference! Come for an afternoon or all three days! Training workshops scheduled on Saturday afternoon (see website for exact times). October 13, 14 & 15, Columbus State Community College, 550 E. Spring Street, Columbus, Nestor Hall. Registration and more information at:
http://freepress.org/vrrc/. Conference is free to the public. For those unable to attend, please consider providing financial support.
In addition to the volunteer training workshops, there will be speakers, forums and even political entertainment throughout the day. Feel free to drop in for the afternoon or spend the day. For schedule information, check our website. Highlights include:
Steve Freeman- "Exit Poll" expert and author of
"Was the 2004 Presidential Election Stolen? Exit Polls, Election Fraud, and the Official Count"
Doris "Granny D" Haddock- clean election campaign activist
Ronnie Duggar- founder, Alliance for Democracy
Ruth Colker- Election and People with Disabilities
Matt Damschroder- Director of Franklin County Board of Elections
Secretary of State forum moderated by Earl Wurdlow
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