Free online training teaches volunteers to observe vote counting

Voters who want to help ensure thoroughness and accuracy of the June 6 primary can volunteer to observe votes being processed and counted. Activities peak at each county election office after the polls close on election night, June 6, and continue until the canvass on June 19.

On June 2 from 12-1 pm will offer a free online training session to teach volunteers what to watch for and how to be effective.

Emily Levy, founder and Executive Director of Scrutineers, encourages volunteers to go with a buddy. “See democracy in action,” she says. “You may be happy to see how careful and professional our election workers are. Your experience observing in the primary will make you an even more effective observer for the bigger elections this November and in 2024.”

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Volunteers can observe in every county. Each volunteer can work as little as two hours or return daily throughout the post-election period.

“Watching as votes are processed and tabulated is a way for teenagers and others who don’t have voting rights to participate in our elections,” says Levy.

Scrutineers is a nonpartisan online community where volunteers, activists, and seasoned election experts come together to protect US elections from errors, discrimination, and interference. Members include voting rights activists, election security experts, poll workers, election officials, and campaign volunteers who believe that fair and accurate elections are essential to the future of our democracy.

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