Those ‘non-partisan advocates for clean elections‘ are back.
Now they want you to sign up to be a ‘vote protector’. Honestly, this looks more like ‘vote harasser’ to me. Check out Democracy NC’s latest Big Brother at the Polls campaign:
Dear Winston Smith,
When you sign up to be a Vote Protector, you:
- join another dedicated volunteer for a three-hour shift
- survey voters as they exit their polling place
- connect concerned voters to attorneys through our voter hotline – 888-OUR-VOTE
- fill out incident reports to document voter problems – especially related to voter ID
You don’t need to be an expert to be a Vote Protector, but you do need to attend a training. At our training you’ll get the basics about documenting problems, receive your official “Vote Protector” t-shirt and materials, and be teamed with another volunteer for Election Day shifts.
Now’s the time (and your chance) to help other voters by serving as a Vote Protector!
Bob Hall and Kenya Myers
for the Democracy North Carolina Team
When you click on their link to ‘sign up’, it sends you to a webpage titled, “Poll Monitor Training 2016”. Yeah, that’s not sketchy at all.
Gee, doesn’t the state board of elections have official monitors on site to file a complaint or get answers from? Why yes, yes they do.
The webpage also gives a handy list of locations (below). Folks can use this list to identify if these Big Brother Poll Monitors will be at their location to harass them about their voting experience. I hope one is at mine so I can tell them to go piss up a flag pole.
- Asheville | FEB 25 | 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
- Boone | FEB 24 | 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
- Burlington | FEB 20 | 2:30 pm- 4:30 pm
- Chapel Hill | MAR 3 | 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
- Charlotte | FEB 20 | 2:30 pm- 4:30 pm
- Durham | FEB 22 | 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
- Elizabeth City | MAR 1 | 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
- Fayetteville | MAR 7 | 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
- Goldsboro | FEB 28 | 3:00 pm- 5:00 pm
- Greensboro | FEB 25 | 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
- Greenville | FEB 23 | 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
- Henderson | FEB 22 | 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
- Lumberton |MAR 8 | 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
- Raleigh | FEB 20 | 10:00 am- Noon
- Rocky Mount | FEB 29 | 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
- Sanford | FEB 29 | 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
- Shelby| FEB 20 | 10:00 am- Noon
- Wilmington | MAR 1 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
- Winston-Salem | FEB 18 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm