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Voter Helpline Volunteers
The LWV Dane County through the auspices of the Dane County Voter ID Coalition, maintains a free helpline that voters throughout the state can call for assistance with voting questions including information about the absentee voting witness requirement. The Helpline number (608-285-2141) is advertised throughout the state, and many people from outside of Dane County call for assistance. While most calls can be answered by Dane County volunteers, some cannot. These include people seeking rides to or assistance while at the local DMVs to obtain an ID, and also those needing help applying for absentee ballots and getting a witness signature. The Dane County League would like to identify local volunteers who could occasionally provide on-site assistance to voters living in the same region. Volunteers interested in helping should contact Marian Matthews (matthm2 [at] charter.net (subject: Voter%20Helpline%20Volunteers) ).
Text Outreach Volunteers
LWVWI is working with our Wisconsin Voting Rights Coalition partners to coordinate a statewide nonpartisan effort to contact voters as the November Election approaches. We are in need of volunteers who are knowledgeable about the voter registration (review it here) and absentee voting process (review it here) willing to text voters. This is a great opportunity to connect with voters from the safety of your home.
This opportunity is for people who are comfortable with using apps on cell phones. We will provide training on how to use the app. Once you’re trained, the volunteer schedule is very flexible.
Election Social Media Monitor
Help the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin and Common Cause Wisconsin monitor election related social media content in Wisconsin. We are seeking volunteers to be trained as virtual Election Social Media Monitors. We provide training on what to watch for on social media platforms (like Facebook and Twitter) and provide support for volunteers while monitoring social media. This is a great volunteer opportunity for people who are already comfortable with social media.
For the 2020 elections we are focusing the Social Media Monitoring Program on:
- Preventing the spread of misinformation prior to and on Election Day by monitoring social media and internet sites
- Responding to questions from voters
- Sharing accurate voting information online.
Requirements: Social Media Monitors need will a computer or device with internet access and must be comfortable with social media.
Training Information: We conduct our training via online webinar.
If you have questions about this volunteer opportunity contact our Voter Education Manager, Eileen Newcomer, at enewcomer [at] lwvwi.org or (608)256-0827.
Upcoming elections we're monitoring:
- November 3, 2020
Help the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin and our Election Protection partners monitor Wisconsin's elections. We are seeking volunteers to be trained as Election Observers and placed in polling places in specific areas around the state. We provide training, assign volunteers their polling place(s) to observe, and provide volunteers with a reporting form to record their observations. We will do our best to assign you to a location near your home. You don't need to be a League member to volunteer for this -- although we'd love to have you join us!
For the 2020 elections we are focusing the Election Observation Program in three areas:
- monitor central count locations and observe the absentee ballot counting process
- to be sure there is no disenfranchisement
- to monitor the voter experience
- to track any problems that can be fixed for future elections
Requirements: You'll need to willing and comfortable going in to polling places and/or central count locations and interact with election officials and voters. You must be available to volunteer for multiple hours on Election Day. Election observers will also need a cell phone to use while volunteering and have their own transportation to and from their assigned polling location.
Training Information: We conduct our election observer training via online webinar.
Learn more about our Election Observation Program here. If you have questions about this volunteer opportunity contact our Voter Education Manager, Eileen Newcomer, at enewcomer [at] lwvwi.org or (608)256-0827.
Upcoming elections we're observing:
- November 3, 2020
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