Election Protection Volunteer

Helping Voters with Questions or Problems at the Polls

Thousands of volunteers work at polling stations and on the phone during elections to ensure that every eligible voter can cast a ballot that counts.

Poll Monitors are volunteers who can interact with voters (answer questions) 100 feet outside of the polling location

  • League of Women Voters operates a statewide hotline to empower voters with information about how to vote and how to address problems voting.

  • LWV collaborates with other election protection organizations to provide information in multiple languages.

  • The Texas Civil Rights Project trains Texans to serve as volunteer Election Protection Poll Monitors who are able to answer questions and solve problems for voters during the election at polling sites throughout the state.  TCRP's volunteers have immediate access to a phonebank and a network of volunteer attorneys who respond to questions at the polls.

  • The American Civil Liberties Union Texas fields volunteer Poll Monitors and voter protection hotlines during elections.

  • Other organizations also provide Poll Monitors to assist voters.