The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and its coalition partners seek legal volunteers to remotely staff Election Protection’s English language national voter hotline (1-866-OUR-VOTE). The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition works year-round to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to vote and have that vote count.
The hotline is answered by remote volunteers daily from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Eastern, with additional shifts on Election Day. The hotline provides assistance to voters with problems and guides them throughout the voting process. Volunteers must complete an on-demand training (around 2 hours). Support is provided to the volunteers via a captain during their shift and “user guides” and substantive information on voting. The Lawyers’ Committee is the client. Volunteers sign up directly using the link provided below. For more information about Election Protection, please visit www.866OurVote.org.
|What:||Answer calls to the national voter hotline|
|Who:||Lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants and law students|
|When:||Ongoing (M-F from 10-2; and 2-6 EASTERN); additional shifts some weekends and election/primary days Help needed particularly: 8/4, 8/6, 8/11 and 8/18|
|How:||Online platform; computer with internet plus headphones needed|
|Training:||Available on-demand (around 2 hours). You sign up for this on We the Action and will be sent the link via an email from WTA. (Please check your spam folder.)|
|Other Support:||Captains will be available during a volunteer’s shift. Extensive helpful documents available online.|
|Volunteer Code of Conduct:||Volunteers must “virtually agree” to Code of Conduct. https://forms.gle/EAq8AsM39DA5MeeY9|
|How to Volunteer:||NOTE: If you have an EP/We the Action (WTA) volunteer account, you must login first and then re-click on the link below. If you do not have an EP/We the Action account, please make sure to verify your email via an email sent from WTA or your shift will not be confirmed. Sign up directly using the We the Action link:|
https://electionprotection.wetheaction.org/volunteering/private/A9XBmdJfCi4x NOTE: All shifts and trainings posted are Eastern Standard Time.