February 25, 2020

6:00 pm, Central Time

Election Protection


Students will work as part of a team of lawyer and law student volunteers to ensure that all registered Texas voters are able to cast a ballot that is accurately counted by working to ensure elections run smoothly, and by addressing problems quickly and effectively when they occur. Working as poll monitors, students will ensure that election workers follow proper procedures, answer voter questions about voting rights and procedures, and, when appropriate, refer reported problems to a voter protection hotline.

Project start date: Immediately

Approximate hours of work requested: A minimum of 5.5 hours, including training; students will be asked to sign up for at least one 3-hour volunteer shift during early voting or on election day(7am-10am, 10am-1pm, 1pm—4pm, 4pm-7pm each day of early voting and on election day)

Training: Tuesday, February 25th, 6pm-7:30pm, in TNH 2.123.

Project location: Various polling places in Travis County

Skills students will use:Community education; problem-solving

Required skills:Languages: Spanish and/or other foreign language skills helpful but not necessary

Class year preference: 1L, 2L, 3L, LLM

To volunteer: RSVP for the training to Sarah Sedgwick at ssedgwick@law.utexas.edu; include information about any foreign language skills you have in the email; students will sign up for specific shifts after the training.

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