Posted by Haley Arata on October 23, 2018 in Blog

Election Day, November 6th, is right around the corner. We know you all will cast your vote with pep in your step, but what are you doing to make sure others do the same?

Commit to one (or two, three, all) of the following actions to get out the vote leading up to and on Election Day: 

1. Make phone calls to registered voters at a Yalla Vote Phone Bank.

Join us at our Washington, D.C. office to make phone calls to voters to make sure they know everything they need to know to get to the polls and successfully cast their ballots on or before Election Day.* We are hosting phone banks on Thursday, 10/25, Thursday, 11/1, and Tuesday, 11/6 (Election Day!). On November 1st, we will participate in Arab American Constituency Day with the Florida Second Chances campaign.

>> Yalla Vote Phone Bank? Sign me up! <<

2. Don't live in the DC area? Don't worry, you can volunteer remotely

This year, AAI is proud to endorse Florida Second Chances, a campaign to encourage voters to vote Yes on Amendment 4 and restore the eligibility to vote to formerly incarcerated Floridians. Get your friends together, pop some popcorn, and gather in the comfort of your home to make phone calls for Florida Second Chances. 

>> Phew, so glad I can volunteer remotely! <<

3. Sign up to be non-partisan poll monitor with Election Protection.

As a nonpartisan volunteer poll monitor, you will assist voters on Election Day who encounter any problems when voting or who need more information. You’ll receive training, get materials, meet other volunteers and professional staff and, on Election Day, help voters know their rights and where to get help. Volunteers commit to taking at least one Election Day shift to stand outside of an assigned polling location. You will distribute “Know Your Rights” cards to voters, answer basic questions from voters at the polls, and help voters resolve any problems that occur, with the help of trained legal professionals.

>> I want to be a poll monitor! <<

4. Volunteer to help staff our #YallaVote hotline on Election Day. 

AAI is looking for legal and non-legal volunteers to staff shifts on Nov. 6th while polls are open (6am-12am EST). Remote volunteers accepted!

>> Oh, for SURE, I'll be a hotline volunteer! <<

*These calls are strictly non-partisan, so you won't be persuading anyone to vote for any specific candidates -- just making sure they have all the info they need (polling location, polling hours, photo ID requirements, etc.) to successfully cast their ballots. 

How will you get involved leading up to and on Election Day?