Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Volunteers Wanted for Poll Monitoring

The Black Political Empowerment Project is looking for volunteers to observe the polls for the May 18 primary elections.

B-PEP Co-Chair Tim Stevens says the poll monitors will assist people experiencing difficulties on election day.

“They feel they can’t vote, or they feel that their name was not on the election rolls and they think it should be, or if some violation of process took place in their opinion,” says Stevens. “We normally have legal scholars involved in this process, attorneys, law students or whatever accessible to us.”

Volunteers can attend one of two training sessions: May 15 at noon, or May 17 at 6:30 p.m. Stevens says both sessions will be held at Freedom Unlimited, at 2201 Wylie Avenue. He says veteran poll monitors can undertake a refresher course on election day.

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