Political Parties are permitted by law to designate individuals as “poll watchers” to observe the administration of elections. Just by being there, a poll watcher’s presence at a polling place helps promote transparency and accountability. In addition, poll watchers track important data, such as how long voters wait to vote, whether election equipment is operating correctly, and whether proper opening and closing protocols are adhered to. Poll watchers report data, concerns, and incidents directly to DPG Voter Protection in real-time. Poll watchers are our eyes and ears on the ground during voting, and an essential part of our voter protection efforts.
No previous experience is necessary. You will receive training materials and be required to attend a training conference call.
Signing up now lets us know you are interested in poll watching, but does not guarantee you a spot. We will confirm placement with you in early March.
We are limited by law in the number of people we can assign to polling places. Once we hit our number, we cannot accept any more volunteers.
The converse of this is if you are offered a spot and you confirm you can volunteer, please make every effort to fulfill your commitment. Once you are assigned to a location and your name is submitted to the county, we CANNOT replace you. If you drop out, your location will not be covered.
If you are not assigned as a poll watcher for the March Presidential Preference Primary, please volunteer with Voter Protection in some other way. We will expand to more locations for the May Primary. We will be in contact with you about this opportunity.
You do not have to be a Georgia resident to poll watch in Georgia.
Sign up here to be a DPG poll watcher