Civic Nebraska seeks individuals to volunteer as nonpartisan election observers. Observers act in a passive role, monitoring elections and the polling places, reporting back to Civic Nebraska their observations, particularly instances of concern.
As part of their observations, election observers gather data on how elections are administered from one county to the next and record any irregularities or differing treatment of voters based on geography. This information is shared with local county election officials and state election officials to identify areas of success and improvement and pursue future legislative initiatives to improve the voter’s experience.
There is an additional signup for giving rides to the polls for voters who need transportation.
Volunteers are typically placed close to a polling location where they live, unless there is a special need to change or they request to travel. All shifts are available: 8-11 a.m., 12-3 p.m., 4-6 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. There are 25 people doing poll observation for Omaha.
For more info, contact Civic Nebraska’s Omaha field director Shannon Casey at 402-779-9200.
To sign-up to volunteer for Civic Nebraska’s Election Protection Program, fill out the form at https://goo.gl/forms/IKjMd2dv1Q1JFddv2.