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Be a Vote Protector (Poll Monitor) 

Our Election Protection program is just one more way Democracy North Carolina works to protect the rights of voters. In fact, vote protectors are the last line of defense. Our volunteers assist voters at polling places around the state, ensuring that every eligible voter can successfully cast a ballot. They also serve as the “eyes and ears on the ground”, sounding the alarm and documenting problems if they occur.

We are recruiting vote protectors from around the state for the 2020 Primary Election.

We need vote protectors during the last day of early voting (Saturday, Feb. 29) and on Election Day (Tuesday, Mar. 3). 

As a vote protector, you will:

  • Attend a short training in a city or town near you

  • Receive a vote protector t-shirt, sign, and other materials

  • Monitor a polling place that will be assigned to you (polling places are chosen based on location, volume of voters, and history of voting problems)

  • Assist voters by distributing information, answering questions, and documenting problems

Vote protectors ensure that NC voters have the right information, support, and encouragement to make their voices heard in our great state. Sign up below! 

Protecting the Vote

Democracy NC Poll Monitors at the polls on Election Day to refer voters in need to the Election Protection Hotline.

Sign up to be a Vote Protector!

Fill out this quick form to work with us on Election Day (Mar. 3) and/or the Last Saturday of Early Voting (Feb. 29) in 2020!

Election Protection Hotline

Democracy North Carolina also staffs an Election Protection Hotline to provide real-time voter information and field voting problems. Contact the Election Protection Hotline at 888-OUR-VOTE (888-687-8683). For questions regarding your individual voter registration, or for information not covered on this site, the N.C. State Board of Elections is your best resource.