Early Voting Advocacy Report Form
Thank you for volunteering to be an Elections Advocate by monitoring the Board of Elections (BOE) in your county. Now is a critical time for our advocates to gather intelligence on considerations and appropriations for 2021 elections. Please submit your notes within 24 hours of the meeting.
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County BOE Attended *
If you DID NOT attend a County Board of Elections meeting but you have information about Early Voting planning in your county, please note this here:
Date of Meeting Attended
# BOE Board Members in Attendance
Was the meeting easy accessible, whether in-person, telephonic, or by video stream? Please explain.
Was public comment allowed? If so, how? Please explain.
Did the Board members mention whether BOE offices had reduced hours or closed completely due to COVID-19? If so, what, if any, office hours were mentioned? Other ways to contact staff?
Was it mentioned when the county commission will vote on election funding for 2021? (If so, was the proposed budget mentioned? If not, was there a discussion of when it might be approved?) Please provide any info.
Was there any mention of specific needs relating to COVID-19? Please explain any and all discussions.
Did Board members mention whether the county has provided drop boxes for voter registration or absentee request forms?
Was Early Voting for the General Election discussed at the meeting?
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Were possible Early Voting locations mentioned (Yes/No)? If "Yes," take note of where, especially any discussion of campus voting sites or central locations near population hubs.
Was there any discussion of Early Voting budgeting or hours (Yes/No)? If "Yes," please take note of discussions about reducing hours, evening hours (after 5 p.m.) and weekend hours (ideally, a robust first Saturday with 8+ hours of voting, a second Saturday, and a Sunday).
Was a timeline given for finalizing the Early Voting plan? If "Yes," please note the timeline for approval and any related discussion. If an Early Voting plan is proposed, please ask for an electronic copy and send to elections@democracync.org.
Was there any discussion about other issues, such as precinct changes, moving a polling site, removing voters from the rolls via list maintenance or in response to challenges, budgetary issues, need to recruit more poll workers, plans to improve training, etc. (Yes/No)? If "Yes," please describe.
If you attended a virtual meeting (by phone or computer), were there technical issues? Did they impact the ability for the public to monitor the meeting or provide comment? If yes, please describe.
What is the date and time of the next discussion of Early Voting (MM/DD/YY), xx:xx pm/am)?
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