Monday, July 25, 2011

Volunteers Needed Statewide: Be a Poll Watcher on August 9th and 16th!

Want to volunteer during the recall elections in a nonpartisan effort? The ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation is asking our poll watchers and volunteers to connect with the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin in their effort to monitor the implementation of new voting restrictions during the upcoming recall elections. Sign up today!

Volunteer with the League of Women Voters
Be an Election Observer August 9th and 16th!

The Voter ID law was recently signed and parts of it are now in effect. The LWV-WI wants to be sure the law is implemented evenly across the state and does not disenfranchise voters. Working with many non-partisan groups across the state, we are looking for volunteers to be our eyes and ears to report on what happens in the Senate recall elections in August. We will be observing in six recall districts on August 9 and in three recall districts on August 16.

You can find the full list of which Senate districts are facing recall elections on the Government Accountability Board's website. You can find a map of the Wisconsin Senate districts (as of today's blog post on 7/25/2011) online (PDF)

Anyone can volunteer who:
  • Can spend six to seven hours (or all 13 hours) at a polling place in one of the nine state Senate districts with recall election,
  • Is willing to participate in a two-hour training session—a webinar—prior to the election,
  • Agrees to mail in a report following the election,
  • Has access to a cell phone.
  • You don't need to be a League member to volunteer.
League of Women Voters will provide:
  • Nonpartisan materials that let you know your role, what to look for, what to do if there are problems at the polls,
  • Online training,
  • A number to call on election day to report problems.

How to Volunteer
Go to the state League’s website,, and sign up on our 2011 Election Observer Volunteer Form to give us your name, address, cell phone number and the date(s) you would like to observe. We will get back to you about where you are needed and times for online training.

Tell your friends about this opportunity. We need over 1,000 volunteers to cover the nine Senate districts!
Contact Sharon Munson at 414-358-8393 or
or Dorothy Sherman at 414-425 0127 or