Ohio Election Protection Poll Monitors 2018


Ohio has a long history of Election Day problems and we need to be ready. The Ohio Voter Rights Coalition needs non-partisan volunteer poll monitors to stand outside polling places on Election Day, answering voters’ questions and helping them through the voting process. Election Day shifts are two to three hours.

Our priority will be covering polling locations, which have historically had the most problems in:

  • Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Toledo

RSVP for a training near you:

Cleveland - 11/1 at 6 pm, Midtown Tech Hive, 6518 Euclid Ave

Cleveland - 11/4 at 3 pm, Midtown Tech Hive, 6518 Euclid Ave

Columbus 11/3 at 2 pm, Shepard Branch Library

Can't make it to an in person training? Watch a webinar on demand.

While at assigned polling location(s) monitors will be expected to:

  • Distribute “Know Your Rights” cards to voters;
  • Answer basic questions from voters such as ID requirements;
  • Assist voters in finding their correct precinct, and
  • Report back to regional command center any problems that need to be resolved such as a polling location not opening on time or pattern of poll worker error.

Poll monitor volunteers are the eyes and ears on the ground. Without poll monitors, problems go unspotted until it is too late to correct them. During the 90 minute training session we will explain what you need to look out for on Election Day and provide you with a handout of everything you need to know to be an effective poll monitor. It’s fun, it’s easy, and most of all it’s important!

Thank you for helping voters!

Contact Camille Wimbish at camille@ohvoice.org for further information.

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Columbus, OH