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Volunteer for Election Protection with MassVOTE

Updated: Jul 12

With election season well underway, it's time to start thinking about Election Protection ("EP") volunteering! The Elections Protection Committee will once again be organizing Massachusetts' EP program for November's presidential election, and we at MassVOTE, along with other Steering Committee Members, are assisting with volunteer recruitment. We’re reaching out early to ensure our supporters have EP on their radar.

Massachusetts' EP program is a statewide, non-partisan effort to ensure that all Commonwealth residents have an equal opportunity to access the ballot box. The program consists of two main parts: (1) a call center staffed by attorneys; and (2) a field program of hundreds of volunteers who provide in-person election day assistance to voters at historically problematic polling places. The Elections Protection Committee is currently interested in recruiting volunteers for the field program.

In collaboration with the Elections Protection Committee, we will be providing trainings and opportunities for you to be a part of these coordinated Election Day efforts in November.

In order to volunteer on election day, you will need to attend one in-person training and commit to a minimum of one three-hour shift on election day. Training dates are TBD and will be announced in the coming months. It's important to note that volunteers don't need any special qualifications—everything you need to feel comfortable in the field will be provided.

We will be prioritizing the placement of field volunteers throughout polling locations in Massachusetts. We will be shifting according to proximity of neighborhoods and language accessibility needs.

Last, if you could circulate this information to your network, we would greatly appreciate it. Also, if you have any suggestions as to the best location for a training for your members and volunteers, that would be very helpful. Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing us at We look forward to working with you!

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