Protect the Vote in Georgia - Be a Poll Watcher for the November General Election!
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€“ You'll receive instructions for signing up for a "live" Zoom training or to watch a recorded training in an email after you submit the Sign Up form below.

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 a priority polling location during early voting in October and/or on November 3, and the first line of defense against Republicans' concerted attempts to suppress the vote in November. You'll observe the entire voting process, report and track any issues at your polling location while working with DPG volunteer attorneys to make sure every eligible voter can cast their ballot.

We've got you covered with plenty of training options and resources so donโ€™t fret if youโ€™ve never poll watched before - we have a live Zoom trainings on Wednesday, August 19 from 6-8pm and Wednesday, August 26 from 1-3pm. If you can't make it to one of those โ€œliveโ€ trainings, you'll be able to watch a recorded training at your leisure any time between August 21 and October 15 (we'll email you links to register for any of these trainings after you complete the signup form below). We'll also have completely optional weekly Poll Watcher Zoom "Office Hours" leading up to the General Election, where you can connect with our staff and experienced poll watchers to ask any questions you 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 eight hours (one shift) or the entire day (6am to ~10pm or later โ€“ with breaks) on Election Day (November 3), and/or at least a couple 4-hour shifts during the General Election early vote period (between October 12 - 30).

- 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 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 - and feel free to leave any other notes or comments here)
THANKS FOR REGISTERING! After you submit the form, don't forget to register for a training (more details in your confirmation email)!
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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