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Don't Panic. Be Prepared!

Don’t let all the talk about voter suppression discourage you from registering and voting this year.

Operation Jumpstart the Vote is a coordinated, statewide campaign to counter the wave of new voting restrictions with hundreds of local nonpartisan projects that help citizens register, get photo IDs, and understand the big changes in North Carolina’s election law. As the campaign coordinator, Democracy North Carolina will connect people working in the same area, provide a variety of materials, and help groups create a program or ministry with practical goals that advance voter education, voter registration and/or voting protection. You’re invited to Jumpstart the Vote for 2015 and 2016!

For more information, please contact Adam Sotak, Statewide Campaigns Organizer, Democracy North Carolina at 919-908-7911 or adam@democracy-nc.org. Contributions to Democracy North Carolina are tax-deductible.

Sign up to take Action!

The success of Operation Jumpstart the Vote is up to you! We need your help doing a variety of volunteer tasks that will help to register, educate, and empower voters. If you want to be a volunteer, please fill out your contact information, and let us know how you are willing to help by checking the boxes below.

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Here are some ways you can help:

We need a key contact in your congregation for our “Souls to the Polls” program this year. Please check the box if you are willing to play that role, to help register, educate and encourage your congregation to vote.
Voter Registration
I will participate in, or help coordinate, a local, nonpartisan voter registration drive (with my congregation, community group, or as an independent volunteer).
Material Distribution
I will distribute voter education materials, such as bulletin inserts and fliers.
Monitor Elections
I will attend local board of elections meetings to advocate for a good early voting plan. I may be interested in being a poll observer or a paid precinct official, or I may be able to help voters and report problems as an Election Protection volunteer at the polls.
Help get IDs
I will call voters who potentially lack proper ID; or help with outreach to local agencies about getting people IDs; or incorporate “get ID” information in voter education and community outreach.
Attend Workshops/Trainings
I’m interested in attending Democracy NC skills-based workshops and leadership development opportunities.
Transportation Help
I’d be willing to drive people to the DMV to get IDs; or provide rides to the polls; or help coordinate rides in my area.