Asian American Election Protection and Poll Monitoring

Asian American Election Protection and Poll Monitoring

Defending Asian American Voting Rights

In past elections, Asian Americans have faced a series of barriers in exercising their right to vote. For example, poll workers were hostile and made racist remarks, poll sites had too few interpreters to assist Asian American voters, and translated voting materials were missing. When the media reports on election results by specific groups, Asian American voters are often overlooked. Join AALDEF along with several other Asian American groups will be monitoring the elections and conducting non-partisan voter surveys at polling sites in Asian American neighborhoods across New York City and Boston, Massachusetts. We need your help.

What: Volunteers are needed to administer a multilingual voter survey in 3-hour shifts and document voting problems on Election Day. Polls are open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM in New York and 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM in Boston.  There will be a one-hour training session for all volunteers (90 minutes for trainings taking place at law firms).  All volunteers must be non-partisan during the time they help.

Location & Date #1: New York City Primary Elections — Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Location & Date #2: Boston, MA Primary Elections — Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Location & Date #3: General Elections — Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Contact: AALDEF, 99 Hudson St, 12th Fl, New York, NY 10013; 800-966-5946;

For more information about the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, click here.


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