Be a Poll Watcher for the August Runoff and November General Elections!
Thanks for your interest in joining the Democratic Party of Georgia's Poll Watching Team in 2020! Please read the Poll Watcher role information below. If you're ready to join the team, you'll need to complete two steps:

๐Ÿญ. ๐—™๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ป ๐—จ๐—ฝ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„.

๐Ÿฎ. ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด โ€“ for the August 11 Runoff and associated Early Vote period, you'll receive instructions for signing up for a training in an email after you submit the Sign Up form below. If you can only join the team for our November program, we'll be in touch after the Runoff about training opportunities.

If you have any questions, please contact Corey Goerdt, DPG's Deputy Director of Voter Protection in charge of the Poll Watching Program via email at corey@georgiademocrat.org.

๐๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐–๐š๐ญ๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐‘๐จ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฌ๐œ๐ซ๐ข๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง

As an officially-credentialed Poll Watcher, you'll be the eyes and ears for the Democratic Party of Georgia's (DPG) Voter Protection team inside an assigned polling location and the first line of defense against any concerted efforts to confuse and deter voters.

Theย August 11 Runoff (and early vote period beforehand) is the final crucial testย of Georgia's election system before the November election. If you didn't experience the frustration of voting during the June 9 primary firsthand, you saw it on the news: procedural mismanagement, machine malfunctions, hours-long lines, the list goes on. But we're not letting this voter suppression continue.ย The important data our poll watchers collect and report in real-time on August 11 and during the Runoff's early vote periodย will play a critical role in shaping the DPG's strategy for ensuring a fair General Election in November. And,ย by poll watching on August 11,ย you'll be more than ready to protect the vote as poll watcher in November!

We'veย gotย youย coveredย ifย you've never poll watched before - we have a live Zoom training on Monday, June 22 from 5-7pm, and ifย youย can't make it to that training,ย you'll be able to watch a recorded training at your leisure any timeย between June 24 and July 30 (we'll emailย youย links to register for either of these trainings afterย you complete the signup form below). We'll also have completely optional weekly Poll Watcher Zoom "Office Hours" leading up to the August 11 Runoff, whereย youย can connect with our staff and experienced poll watchers to ask any questionsย youย may have before poll watching.

๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐‰๐จ๐› ๐ข๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐ˆ๐Ÿ:

- You can commit volunteering at least seven hours (one shift) or the entire day (6am to 8pm โ€“ with breaks) on August 11, and/or during the early vote period prior to the August 11 Runoff (July 20 - August 7).

- You can watch a live or recorded webinar training and commit several hours to review training materials before your scheduled poll watching shift.

- You are a problem solver and critical thinker.

- You don't mind volunteering by yourself.

๐‘๐ž๐š๐๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐“๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง ๐†๐ž๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐ข๐š ๐๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ž!?
๐™๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง๐™ข ๐™—๐™š๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฌ (๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™™๐™ค๐™ฃ'๐™ฉ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง๐™œ๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ง๐™š๐™œ๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™– ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™–๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™–๐™›๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™จ๐™ž๐™œ๐™ฃ ๐™ช๐™ฅ)!
Email address *
First Name *
Last Name *
Home Street Address *
City *
State *
Postal Code *
Home County (if you live in Georgia) *
Cell Phone (best number to reach you on election day) *
Have you been a poll watcher before (in Georgia or elsewhere)? *
Are you fluent in any languages other than English? *
Other than English, in what languages are you fluent?
Do you have access to a smartphone? (required) *
Do you have access to your own transportation to and from your assigned polling location? (required) *
How far from your home address would you be willing to drive to poll watch? *
For the August 11 Runoff, I can commit to poll watching for the following shift(s): *
Required
For the November General Election, I can commit to poll watching for the following shift(s) (with breaks!): *
Required
Would you like to receive information about poll watching for the following upcoming elections, potentially including early-vote periods? (Select all that apply)
Are you a lawyer, former lawyer, or a law student? (not a requirement for volunteering) *
In addition poll watching on Election Days, our Voter Protection Team needs volunteers to help organize all our efforts throughout the election cycle. Please let us know if you're interested in helping with any of these projects and Corey will be in touch as needed!
What motivated you to join the Poll Watching team? (optional, but we'd love to know!)
THANKS FOR REGISTERING! After you submit the form, don't forget to register for a training (more details in your confirmation email)!
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