Vote Protecting or Vote Harassing? – #NCpol #NCBOE

big-brother-1984Those ‘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,

Hundreds of North Carolinians have already signed up as Vote Protectors – but we need your help to cover this huge state on Primary Election Day, March 15! 

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.

Democracy NC and our allies are conducting Vote Protector trainings across the state beginning this week. Check out our upcoming training opportunities  and please sign up for one now.

Now’s the time (and your chance) to help other voters by serving as a Vote Protector!

Thank you,

Bob Hall and Kenya Myers
for the Democracy North Carolina Team

P.S. Already signed up? Forward this volunteering opportunity to friends and family to get them involved too!


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

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The Tennesee Star and North State Journal. She's also the former Co-Founder and Managing Editor at American Lens. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina and is the founder of Her past writing can also be found at IJ review, Breitbart, FOX news, Da Tech Guy Blog, Heartland Institute, Civitas Institute and Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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