Poll Watchers Sought For Election Day Nov. 6

CCNM News:

Every election year the nonpartisan organization, Common Cause New Mexico (CCNM), works to help voters cast their vote freely by fielding a team of volunteer “poll watchers” to help answer voter questions, locate their poll and make sure their votes are counted.   

CCNM is now recruiting volunteers from all over New Mexico.

Poll watchers are an integral part of CCNM Election Protection project. CCNM recruits lawyers, students and ordinary citizens from across the state organizing them to take part in our democracy and make sure it works for everyone.

After reviewing an informational packet and attending an online training, Poll Watchers will have answers to voters’ frequently asked questions and have the websites and toll-free numbers to direct voters for additional assistance. Contact CCNM Voting Rights Director Diane Wood dianewood.ccnm@gmail.com to volunteer.

Direct additional questions about Election Protection NM to Wood at 505.379.9470 or dianewood.ccnm@gmail.com. Visit http://www.commoncause.org/states/new-mexico/

Election Protection New Mexico is a nonpartisan project for the state of New Mexico. This program seeks to ensure that every eligible voter who wants to vote can and that every vote is counted accurately. Election Protection NM is not affiliated with any party or candidate.

Other important information for voters:

Register to vote online by Oct. 9 at the New Mexico Secretary of State website here.

https://portal.sos.state.nm.us/OVR/WebPages/InstructionsStep1.aspx

Toll free hot lines for voters to get their questions answered:

  • 1-866-Our-Vote (1.866.687.8683)
  • Spanish Language 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (1.888.839.8682)
  • Asian Voters 1-888-API-VOTE (1.888.274.8683)
  • Arabic Language 1844YALLA-US (1.844.925.5287)
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