Voter Protection Corps Education & Advocacy Fund
Arizona Rapid Response Legal Team
Assure that every eligible voter can cast a ballot that is counted
Posted October 10, 2020
Background & Context
The obstacles to voting are increasing as election day approaches and will be profound on that day. We need lawyers, preferably with at least some experience handling voting rights issues or who have worked as poll observers, who can be part of a team of lawyers in AZ that will respond to various voting obstacles during early voting and on election day. The work will include providing legal advice; perhaps drafting pleadings; in some cases for litigators, appearing in court (via zoom, presumably); and perhaps traveling to polling locations to lend legal support to resolve voting issues. Since there is nowhere else to indicate this properly, lawyers who are fluent in Spanish or a Native American language may be particularly helpful for this project. At this time, we are specifically looking for lawyers in Yuma, Bisbee or Flagstaff.
Work & Deliverables
We will need the lawyers to participate in training about issues that arise during elections, election law in AZ and how to resolve voting issues without going to court. These lawyers will thereafter be available by phone before and on election day to provide advice to local poll observers, help strategize about solutions to issues at polling places, draft complaints, affidavits and other pleadings for filing in court and perhaps arguing before a judge (in normal election cycles, the number of election day court challenges is low but this is not a normal election cycle).