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T-Minus 5 Days to Get Out the Vote

November 01, 2012 at 8:00 am by: seeta Category: 2012 Election, Anti-Racism, Civil Rights, Voting Rights

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Make Calls or Canvass

You don’t have to leave your home to volunteer for President Obama this weekend. Supporters across the country are taking part in online phone banks right now. Many voters in battleground states are already hitting the polls and voting early, so why not give a few of them a call? Encourage folks to get out there and win this election for President Obama—he’s counting on you for the next 5 days. Sign up for a shift or start making calls right now.

Take 30 minutes today and make some calls.

Volunteer to Be a Poll Monitor on Election Day

We need your help in ensuring that all eligible voters have the opportunity to participate in this great democracy. There are many ways you can pitch in.

Election Protection – led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law – is the nation’s largest non-partisan voter protection coalition. Through the 1-866-OUR-VOTE hotline and a comprehensive legal field deployment, Election Protection helps ensure eligible voters are able to participate in our democracy while collecting data for meaningful reform so that our elections are free, fair, and accessible.

Click below to view volunteer opportunities:


Organize – Being an organizer for voting rights is easy when you have online resources. Follow @866OurVote on Twitter and like us on Facebook so that you can always be up to date on the most crucial information affecting voters. Put your online organizing skills to work by retweeting, “liking”, and sharing our posts on social media—we’ll be sure to do the same.

Spread the word – It’s important to be prepared for Election Day by keeping 1-866-OUR-VOTE saved in your phone and making sure the Election Protection Smartphone App (listed as “Election Protection” in Google Play or “ElectProtect” in iTunes) is installed and working properly on your phone. After it’s on your phone, ask 10 of your friends to get the app and put the hotline number on speed dial. Have questions or problems voting? Call the hotline.

Know Your Rights! State Specific Voter Checklists

You have the right to vote—it’s the law. Use the voter’s checklist to find out the 8-10 things voters need to know before heading to the polls on Election Day.

State Specific Voter Checklists

Volunteer in a Swing State

Sign up to Poll Watch in Pennsylvania or another Swing State

1-866-OUR-VOTE Hotline

The Election Protection Hotline, 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683), is the only live nationwide voter assistance hotline. Voters can call the Hotline to receive answers to their questions – no matter how simple or complex – and report problems to be addressed by a highly trained volunteer.

Voters can call the Hotline to:

• Verify registration status
• Find out how to register to vote
• Receive information on early and absentee voting
• Find their polling location
• Receive technical assistance on voter ID acquisition
• Report voter intimidation or deceptive election practices

Check Out and Share CMP’s 2012 Election Voter Toolkit

As Election Day nears and early voting begins in a handful of states, many voters will wonder what gadgets they can take with them into the voting booth. The answer? Just about anything. Voters are permitted to consult information from within the voting booth from their smartphones or tablets.

View the rest of CMP’s 2012 Election Voter Toolkit Here

Remember as Rosa Parks once said, “You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.”