Thanks for your interest in joining the Democratic Party of Georgia’s Poll Watching Team! Please read the Poll Watcher role information below. If you’re ready to join the team, you’ll need to complete two steps:
As a Poll Watcher you will be the eyes and ears for the Democratic Party of Georgia’s (DPG) Voter Protection team inside an assigned polling location and the first line of defense against any concerted efforts to confuse and deter voters.
The May 19 primaries will be the first crucial test of Georgia’s new voting machines and procedures. During early voting for the now-postponed March 24 primary, our poll watchers observed a host of issues with the new machines and procedures, but we will not get to evaluate any in-person election day issues until May 19. The important data our poll watchers collect and report in real-time on May 19 – including how long voters wait to vote, whether the new election equipment and processes are functioning properly, and whether proper poll opening and closing procedures are followed – will play a critical role in shaping the DPG’s strategy for ensuring a fair General Election in November.
No previous poll watching experience is necessary. You will receive training materials and be required to attend either a virtual or in-person training before you’re placed as a poll watcher for the May 19, 2020 primaries.
Sign up here to be a DPG poll watcher: