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NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.

More Than a Vote & LDF: Become a Poll Worker

Become a poll worker and ensure hundreds more in your community can safely vote this fall.

Posted September 30, 2020

Background & Context

Historically, African Americans have been most affected by hours-long waits to vote. Now COVID-19 threatens to make it worse. The current public health crisis has led to a severe shortage of poll workers who make elections run, making it harder for people of color to vote in the 2020 election. It doesn't have to be this way. Become a poll worker and ensure hundreds more in your community can safely vote this fall.

Immediate Problem

As a law student or lawyer you bring a unique perspective this work. Right now there is a severe shortage of poll workers. Sign up to become a poll worker!

Work & Deliverables

Sign up to become a poll worker!

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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 11-20 hours
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Additional Training Details: Your local elections board will provide training.
  • Site-Preference: Remote
  • Open to Law Students: Yes
  • Additional Location Details: Project is on-site: As a poll worker, you will be placed on-site at a polling location in your state on Election day.
  • Bar License(s) required: Any Bar License
  • Required Languages: None
  • Mentoring Provided: No
  • 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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