Arizona Advocacy Network will be training volunteers to staff polling locations for the Primary Election on August 30 to survey voters on their experiences.
Election Protection Volunteers (EPVs) will stand outside of the 75-foot perimeter and will ask people leaving polling places if they were able to vote and offer assistance to any voters who were turned away or who may have been made to fill out a provisional ballot. If voters are willing to talk with an Election Protection volunteer, the volunteer will attempt to find out what the problem was and provide assistance as needed. (For example, if they voted a provisional ballot due to ID issues, making sure they understand that their ballot will only count if they return that day or within five business days with adequate ID). EPVs will also be on hand to monitor and alert if the polling place is experiencing a longer-than-expected wait time. Volunteers will be identifiable by their credentials from AzAN prominently visible in a plastic pouch on a lanyard around their necks.
Voters will also be encouraged to share their stories with us in real time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and including as much information as possible so that we will be able to follow up with the appropriate agency.
Beware that we had to change the location of this event. It will now be at ASU main campus in Tempe (at the Discovery building, room 150).
250 E Lemon St
Tempe, AZ 85281
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