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NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.

Protect Voting Rights as a Non-Partisan Poll Monitor in Louisiana

Join a team of civil rights advocates across Baton Rouge and New Orleans to answer voters' questions and report any problems at polling sites in real time on Election Day.

Posted October 14, 2019

The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund (LDF)—the nation’s foremost racial justice and civil rights law firm founded by Thurgood Marshall—seeks volunteers like YOU to help protect the right to vote this Election Day through the Prepared to Vote program. As a volunteer poll monitor, you will act as an informed and non-partisan observer; answer voters’ questions about voting; gather information if any issues arise at a polling location; report and address problems in real time with the help of a network of volunteers and legal advocates. Volunteers must complete an online and/or in-person training prior to Election Day. On Election Day, volunteers may sign-up to monitor polls the whole day, or for any shift from 6:30 AM – 8 PM.

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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 6-10 hours
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Additional Training Details: Volunteers must complete an online and/or in-person training prior to Election Day. Dates and details forthcoming.
  • Site-Preference: On-Site
  • Polling sites in parishes surrounding Baton Rouge and New Orleans
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Bar License(s) required: Any Bar License
  • Required Languages: None
  • Signup Deadline: November 14, 2019
  • Deliverables Due: November 16, 2019
  • Mentoring Provided: Yes
  • Supervision Provided: Yes
NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. LDF also defends the gains and protections won over the past 75 years of civil rights struggle and works to improve the quality and diversity of judicial and executive appointments.

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