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Monitor Elections-related County Meetings 

Become a Board of Elections (BOE) Monitor and make a difference for voters at the local level.

This year’s elections face unique challenges. COVID-19 has not only changed the way we vote in North Carolina, but also has delayed census data and 2021 redistricting that could also impact 2021 municipal elections. We also know that 2021 voter roll removals, expected changes to voting rules and new county board membership could all impact voters’ ability to make their voices heard.

In 2021, elections oversight means:

  • monitoring the actions of your county board of elections and election funding by your county commission,
  • attending monthly board of elections and commission meetings,
  • making calls to gather information from county elections staff,
  • developing relationships with county board of elections members and commissioners, and
  • raising our voices in support of good election budgets and voting options.

We provide everything you need to prepare you to be a BOE Monitor, including:

From there, we can work directly with you to ensure North Carolinians have access to safe in-person voting, a smooth vote-by-mail experience, and eliminate any barriers to voting.

NOTE: All county BOE monitoring now occurs virtually due to COVID-19 precautions. No monitors are expected to attend in-person meetings or events. Please contact elections@democracync.org if you have any questions or concerns.

 

 

County Board of Elections Report Form

Monitoring your county BOE meetings? Let us know what happened!

BOE Monitor Training

Learn important tips to monitor your county board of elections from this 2020 training.

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Better Early Voting

Given the importance local decision-making on your county’s Early Voting plans, it is vital to have Early Voting advocates like you advocating for better Early Voting in ever election year.

Ways You Can Help Fight for Early Voting in Future Elections:

#1 РWatch our Early Voting Advocacy Training, full of expert guidance on how to help you win good Early Voting plans.

#2 РPrint our Early Voting Advocacy Packet, full of resources to learn the best ways to influence the hours and locations your county offers voters during Early Voting and a paper report form for documenting what happens.

# 3 – Review prior county Early Voting plans and use it as a guide to prep & advocate for similar (or better) plans.

Quickly share out information about Early Voting discussions and planning from your County Board of Elections meeting with our EV Advocacy Report Form.  Questions? For more information about how to advocate for better Early Voting Plans, please contact elections@democracync.org or call 888-OUR-VOTE.

 

 

"NC: Winning Better Early Voting Plans in 2020"

Help build people power to win robust Early Voting sites, days and hours in North Carolina's 2020 General Election using this 60-minute webinar.