Election Day Defenders is a national, Black-led, nonpartisan effort to ensure every polling place is safe, reliable, and accessible to all. Our role as Election Defenders is to provide
In-person voter care and de-escalation outside vulnerable polling locations throughout San Diego County
Remote support in the days leading up to and on the day of the election.
Please take into account your own comfort level, health, and safety in choosing to join us. There will be roles to play remotely or at home as well as physically at polling locations. The goal is to keep all voters (and ourselves) safe and motivated to stay in line until they cast their ballot, and everyone is welcome and needed!
Our focus will be on voters as they wait in line, keeping energy up and ensuring everyone gets to vote, though de-escalation might be a possibility. Election Defenders has created an incredible online training series and other resources that all volunteers will be required to watch prior to their shift, so you will have the skills and knowledge you need. You will also be part of a positive community of people across the nation working to support all voters in this historic moment.
Will you sign up to be a San Diego Election Defender with us from October 31 through November 3rd?