Network Needs Volunteers to Help Voters on Election Day
The SC Progressive Network is working with the Election Protection Coalition to help voters with election-related problems between now and Nov. 6.
We are training volunteers from across the state to respond to requests for assistance from voters on Election Day.
The Election Protection Coalition is supported nationally by most major nonpartisan organizations and is managed by the Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights Under the Law. Our state partners are the Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc., League of Women Voters of South Carolina, and the ACLU of South Carolina.
The National Hotline number is 866-OUR-VOTE, and in Spanish: 888-VE-Y-VOTA. Signs with this number have been made available to all of South Carolina’s 2,183 precincts.
In 2008, we fielded nearly 1,400 calls on Election Day from South Carolina voters. Most of the calls were from confused voters, and the problems were easy to fix. Other calls required on-the-ground follow-up at precincts or county election offices.
Columbia training: Oct. 30, 5:30pm, Room 138, USC Law School
Charleston training: Nov. 2, noon-2pm, Room 333, (3rd floor) Charleston School of Law, 385 Meeting. St.
To RSVP for training, or to arrange to be trained at another time, call the Network at 803-808-3384.
Download the Election Protection Hotline sign here.