Volunteer for Election Season Activities

Volunteer for Election Season Activities

Stengthen our democracy by enabling and empowering disadvantaged voters! Read ahead for Election Season activities you can sign up for. 

  • Voting Navigators, Drivers NEEDED on November 5 and November 6

On Election Day Eve, Monday, Nov. 5, we will send Voting Navigators to strategic locations in underserved communities to help voters plan for Election Day. On Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, Ohio Votes will work with partners to promote voting and help voters make their plan to vote. Voting Navigators will be stationed in underserved communities, and Drivers will be on-call to take voters to the polls. Go to our Action Network sign up form for more information on being a Voting Navigator and/or a Voting Driver. 

  • Rides to Vote! Volunteer Driver Hourly Sign Up (Pre-Election Day)

Rides to the Polls is a nonpartisan Get Out The Vote activity organized by the League of Women Voters of Ohio, Ohio Votes, and their partners all across the state.Early voting is underway, and you can increase access to the polls! Volunteer to drive disadvantaged voters during early voting. Join your county's "Volunteer Call List" for slots during which you are free and able to drive community members to the polls. If there is a voter in your community who needs a ride, we will contact you with the pick-up location and time. Rides to Vote is being organized in the counties listed below. Please click on your county to be redirected to the corresponding signup sheet.  

  •  Election Protection

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. Made up of more than 100 local, state and national partners, Election Protection uses a wide range of tools and activities to protect, advance and defend the right to vote. Throughout the election cycle, volunteers provide voter information, document problems they encounter when voting and work with partners and volunteers on the ground to identify and remove barriers to voting. 

Sign up to volunteer with Election Protection 

  • Sign up to be a Poll Worker
A nationwide chronic shortage of poll workers threatens free and fair elections, and waits tend to be longest at polling places that serve communities of color. Poll workers set up voting machines, hand out ballots, assist voters with disabilities, check in voters, and review their IDs where they are required. (And – guess what – they can even get paid!) Sign up here: https://allvotingislocal.org/why-be-a-poll-worker/

LWVO is working with CAIR-Columbus to recruit multilingual poll workers in Franklin County that are fluent in Arabic, Chinese, Nepali, Spanish, or Somali! All poll workers must be Franklin County registered voters, have reliable transportation to the polls, and be available on election day, Tuesday, November 6th, from 5:30 AM to 8:30 PM.This initiative is non-partisan is being run with the approval of the Franklin County Board of Elections. Sign up here if you qualify as a multilingual poll worker in Franklin County.