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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Volunteers Needed for Voter Action NM Watch the Vote Project

From Voter Action: We're seeking volunteers to help with an important project. The non-partisan Voter Action NM Watch the Vote 2008 project is seeking election verifiers to help monitor the vote on Election Day.

We realize that some of you are volunteering for a particular candidate's campaign, but for those of you looking for a non-partisan project that will have the largest database in the country for pursuing voter disenfranchisement, an excellent team of attorneys, and collaboration with Voter Action (the folks who helped file the NM Voter's Lawsuit in 2004 and helped bring paper ballot legislation to NM), then get in touch with us asap.

Our nationwide, non-partisan election protection hotline (1-866-MY-VOTE-1) will be tracking the complaints coming in on Election Day, and the volunteers in NM will be dispatched to monitor problems as they arise.

Click for a flyer (pdf) about the hotline. And click for a description (pdf) of the role that election verifiers will play.

Here is how you can help:

  1. Volunteer to be an election verifier in your county. Take Election Day off and volunteer to help monitor the polls. If interested, email Pat Leahan at newmexico@voteraction.org (we will be providing a phone training this week).
  2. Help spread the word about the hotline. Any voter who has trouble with any aspect of the voting process should call 1-866-MY-VOTE-1 and get that problem documented.
  3. Post and circulate the hotline flyer.

We hope to hear from some of you soon. Thanks!

Pat Leahan, NM Coordinator,
Voter Action Watch the Vote 2008
Maria Santelli, Bernalillo County Coordinator

[VoterAction.org is a not-for-profit, non-partisan, pro-democracy organization dedicated to protecting the integrity of our vote and our elections.]

October 28, 2008 at 09:20 AM in 2008 General Election Voting, 2008 General Presidential Election, Election Reform & Voting | Permalink


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