by Free Press Staff
October 5, 2012
Election Protection Observers
The Free Press (Freepress.org) in conjunction with the Green Party will be placing observers for the 2012 election. We need volunteers. All observers must be eligible voters in Ohio.
If you are new to this, you may not know that we can appoint one observer at the county level. County level observers can observe in a different county from their county of residence. County level observers can observe at any precinct throughout the day, and also can observe the vote counting* process in the evening of election day (approximately 7:30 to midnight) Our goal is to place one county level observer in 44 of the 88 Ohio counties, and have that county level observer spend the evening at the county BOE.
If you are willing to help, I need some feedback.
1. Can you observe at the county level outside of Franklin County and spend the evening at that Board of Elections? If so, which county would you prefer?
2. Can you observe at the county level outside of Franklin County but not able to observe in the evenings? If so, which county would you prefer?
3. If in Franklin County, please send me the precinct in which you live, or tell me in general, or specifically, which precincts/polling place you would like to be responsible for. A list of polling locations can be found by clicking the link here: http://vote.franklincountyohio.gov/voter/
4. If you are unsure if you can observe, that is OK, just tell me that but give me your polling place/precinct anyway.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-946-0614
Pete Johnson, coordinator.
ALSO We need Video the Vote volunteers!
Those interested in videotaping on Election Day have two meetings to attend to learn what is expected and get training. Videocameras can be provided. We also need people to work in the office on Election Day to upload videos.
First workshop is Oct 9 at 7:30p at Whetstone Library branch in Clintonville.
Second is Oct 25 at 7:30p at the MLK Library branch just north of the Franklin Park Conservatory.
Both will cover the same content and are FREE.