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Become an Election Monitor

Every polling place in the country needs monitors.


  • READ THIS GUIDE from the Carter Center.
  • EXPLORE the options for becoming an election observer in your state.
  • SET A GOAL for your group: you will recruit and train enough people to monitor your polling place on election day, or every polling place in your town, or every one in your county.  Pick a do-able goal.
  • RECRUIT others who are looking for ways to help.
  • TALK TO YOUR ELECTION OFFICIALS.  Politely, and kindly, make an appointment to talk about what you can expect.  Be helpful, not confrontational.