It’s official: a record number of Election Protectors

Civic Nebraska's volunteer Election Protectors play an important role in defending our institutions by making sure that Nebraska elections are fair and free.


With well over 120 Election Protectors – volunteer nonpartisan election observers – trained and ready to deploy across Nebraska this election season, we’ve already surpassed our 2018 record for participation in our Election Protection Program. We thank you, and your democracy thanks you! Civic Nebraska’s volunteer Election Protectors play such an important role in defending our institutions by making sure that Nebraska elections are fair and free.

Some more good news: If you haven’t yet, there is still plenty of time to join our volunteer ranks. All it takes is a short training via Zoom to get you oriented, and then we’ll work with you about when and where you can lend your time and focus.

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for our upcoming virtual training sessions. On Oct. 13, we’ll be hosting virtual training for attorneys who are able to assist our legal team with election-related questions, concerns, and issues. Then, on Oct. 21, we’ll be hosting yet another virtual training for volunteer Election Protectors – Nebraskans who wish to be poll observers on Election Day.

Oct. 13, 2020
5 to 6:30 pm CDT
Election Protection training for attorneys
A legal observer training for lawyers who can volunteer with our Election Protection Program during the 2020 general election. The training will cover Nebraska election law, what attorneys can do to assist voters, and other information about the uniqueness of the 2020 election. Reserve your spot via Zoom.

Oct. 21, 2020
6 to 7:30 pm CDT
Election Protector training for Nebraskans
Join our voting rights team for a virtual training to learn the ins and outs of election protection for Election Day on Nov. 3, so you can be a volunteer election observer in Nebraska. We’ll go over basic election law, some do’s and dont’s at polling places, what’s asked of our nonpartisan volunteers amid COVID-19 restrictions, and observers’ important role in ensuring free, fair, and transparent elections. Reserve your spot via Zoom.

See you soon. And thank you for all that you do!

John Cartier, J.D.
Director of Voting Rights
Civic Nebraska

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