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Volunteer Opportunities

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Election Protection with Common Cause Delaware

Interested in becoming an Election Protection volunteer?

Note: This link will take you to a third-party website, protectthevote.net.

Poll monitors
  • Poll monitors support voters at the polls in-person, answering questions but also connecting voters denied the ballot to legal resources. This is a great way to directly assist voters and ensure that every valid registered voter gets to exercise their voting rights.
  • Common Cause Delaware, a member of the Delaware Voting Rights Coalition (DVRC), will train volunteers.
  • Time commitment: 10 hours between signup and Election Day (November 8, 2022)
Social media monitors
  • Voting-related misinformation is a widespread problem on social media during election seasons. Social media monitors will identify voters posting on social media about difficulty with voting and connect them to resources and support. Additionally, you will find and report vote-related misinformation.
  • Common Cause Delaware, a member of the Delaware Voting Rights Coalition (DVRC), will train volunteers.
  • Time commitment: 10 hours between signup and Election Day (November 8, 2022)
Bilingual Poll Worker with Votamos, We Vote Coalition
Be a hero for democracy- volunteer to be a poll worker.
About Position

Poll workers are the backbone of our democracy. Every election, these officials assist voters who have questions, help to resolve issues at the polling place, and ensure that our elections remain secure and accurate.

The need for poll workers is greater than ever. With the 2022 primary and midterm elections beginning soon, Delaware will see dramatic changes in its election system through Same Day Registration, Early In-Person Voting, and Vote By Mail. These changes will be a tremendous benefit to all voters, but will require informed and proactive poll workers to help voters understand and navigate these changes.

This year, the Votamos, We Vote Coalition is highlighting the need for bilingual poll workers to assist New American voters who may speak English as a second language. By placing bilingual poll workers in voting precincts, voters will feel more comfortable asking for assistance and will be more likely to successfully cast their ballot without a problem.

Who can serve as a poll worker?

  • Must be a Delaware registered voter
  • Must attend a three hour training session prior to the election
  • Must be able to work the entire Election Day, from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m (you must stay at the polling location all day)

Follow these links to ensure your voter registration.
New Voter Registration: https://ivote.de.gov/VoterView/registrant/newregistrant
Registration Lookup: https://ivote.de.gov/VoterView

Poll workers are compensated by the state of Delaware.
Inspector: $235
Judges: $195
Clerks: $190

For more information contact kst@udel.edu or go to https://de.gov/pollworker.