Civic Nebraska will train and deploy Election Protectors on May 2, Election Day in Lincoln, to observe polling places around the city. Election observation protects the integrity of and helps maintain public confidence in our state’s electoral process.
Election Protectors ensure elections are open, accessible, and efficient, and they share their observations with Civic Nebraska to improve the state’s elections. Volunteers are equipped with observation sheets, an ADA checklist, and the required ID badges for their roles on Election Day.
Civic Nebraska regularly shares the information gathered by Election Protectors with local and state election officials to identify areas of success, as well as opportunities for improvement. A report of Election Protection findings during the November 2022 general election is available here.
A brief training is required before participating in election observation. Volunteers can choose from three options for a training date on our signup form.
“Statutes and best practices are often adjusted over time, so it’s important that all volunteers are equipped with all necessary information and materials with each new election,” said Heather Engdahl, Civic Nebraska’s director of voting rights.
Those with questions about participating in the Election Protection Program can contact Director of Voting Rights Heather Engdahl.
Civic Nebraska also offers a number of election-related resources for Lincoln voters at our 2023 Election Central hub. This includes key dates, FAQs, vote-by-mail information and tools, and Decoding the Ballot, which breaks down details about each office up for election this spring.
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