Protect Our Fundamental Right To Vote: Volunteer to be an Election Monitor

Washington, DC | | March 14, 2016 – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is calling on community members across the country to join the ADC-Voter Protection Unit (ADC-VPU).

We are seeking volunteers to serve as election monitors to ensure that our fundamental right to vote is protected in the upcoming general elections.

Take Action to Protect our Right to Vote

How can I volunteer?

Contact ADC-VPU at if you would like to volunteer. Please specify whether you would like to be an election monitor or a district representative and include your name, email address, phone number and voting district. Click here to find your voting district.

What is expected of volunteers?

Election Monitor:

Know your rights. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) makes it illegal for any state or local government to discriminate against racial or ethnic minority groups by denying them the right to vote. An election monitor’s primary responsibility will be to ensure that the election process is fair and the VRA is not violated.  Each monitor will be placed at a polling station by the District Representative. Monitors will be responsible for reporting any acts of voter intimidation or disenfranchisement. Election monitors should be willing to commit to a 3-4 hour block of time.

Election Monitor District Representative: 

The Election Monitor District Representative will serve as the go-to person to election monitors across the voting district. The District Representative will be responsible for contacting the City or County Clerk should an issue arise. The District Representative will work to set schedules across a district, and will be responsible for strategically placing monitors.  Further, the District Representative will be responsible for reporting to the ADC-VPU on the day’s activities.  The District Representative should be someone who is organized, familiar with election monitoring, and knowledgeable about his or her voting district.

Click here to learn more about the ADC-VPU and how to report discrimination at the polls.


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