NYDLC Voter Protection 2022

NYDLC is the official voter protection arm of the NY Dems and coordinates with state and national partners to provide high-quality voter protection programming and strategy. We are actively recruiting volunteers to join us on the frontline of democracy in New York and beyond. Anyone passionate about protecting fundamental voting rights is welcome! 
Sign-up Here! 

2022 Volunteer Opportunities

NYS Voter Helpline - (1-888-3NY-VOTE)

NYDLC is recruiting helpline volunteers to answer voting questions during the August primary and November general elections. All you need is a computer, a reliable WIFI connection, and the time to commit to two 3-hour shifts. A 1-hour training on New York voting issues and helpline technology is required. Bilingual and multilingual individuals are strongly encouraged to volunteer on our helpline to assist non-English speaking voters. 

Poll Observation

Poll observers assist voters, help ensure that every eligible voter can cast a ballot, and escalate voting issues. NYDLC will train and assign you for shifts at poll sites in the county you are registered to vote in. Training on NY election law and poll observation is required. 

Volunteer Recruitment Phonebanking

Be a force multiplier! Volunteers call volunteers from past cycles and other engaged Democrats to brief them on this year's voter protection opportunities in New York and battleground states. All you need is a computer, a reliable Wifi connection, and the time to commit to 1-hour shifts when it suits your schedule. A 30-minute on-demand training on virtual phone banking software and call script is all that is required. 

Battleground State Volunteer Opportunities

NYDLC recruits volunteers to fill critical voter protection gaps in priority battleground states. This year, NYDLC is helping Pennsylvania, Georgia, and New Hampshire elect Democrats up and down the ballot.  


Ready to join the team? Complete NYDLC's 2022 volunteer sign-up form to get started! (Don't forget to share it)

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions or experience any issues completing our form.
We look forward to working with you this year!

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    NYDLC is excited to announce our March Steering Committee will be Thursday March 31, 6:30 pm, and there will be important discussions about key legislative priorities and voter protection opportunities: 2022 Midterms / Voter Protection Fundraising Update Legislative Priorities and Updates Update on key NYDLC priority legislation for 2022 aimed at (i) ensuring that NY has trustworthy voting machines; (ii) making sure that thousands of affidavit and absentee ballots of registered voters do not continue to be disqualified for technicalities; and (iii) making it easier for people to register and vote. Recruitment of NYDLC members to meet virtually with their representatives to help advance the NYDLC legislative agenda. Update on how to pass constitutional amendments for same day registration and no excuse absentee ballots, which failed at the ballot box in November 2021. Legal research/writers needed for bill memos to support NYDLC's legislative agenda. CLEs and Preparing for Caucus Weekend 2022 Please register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tf--trDIuHdAcxjnplthR9pnuwJmvY5Je Interested in joining a fantastic team in an important year as NYDLC Treasurer? Email [email protected]!Looking forward to seeing you!
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    NYDLC is excited to announce our first Steering Committee of the year, Thursday February 24, 2022, 6:30 pm, focusing on a launch of 2022 Initiatives: 2022 Midterms / Voter Protection Legislative Updates Redistricting Update CLEs on the Horizon Recruiting a new Treasurer Please register here:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqceCsrTIoEtBgqfvRRQ2hiU6qI9RImjSV Interested in joining a fantastic team in an important year as NYDLC Treasurer? Email [email protected]!We will also have some big NYDLC news!Looking forward to seeing you!
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    Resources Related to COVID-19

    COVID-19 is already complicating voting. A carefully planned and coordinated response will be needed in the weeks and months to come. Head over to our resources page or read below the break for some important resources related to voter protection in response to COVID-19.
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    Registration Deadlines

    The deadline for party registration for the NY Presidential Primary has already passed, but there is still time to meet all other NY election deadlines. Now is a good time to check all your voting vitals. Are you registered?Is your address still current?Do you know where your polling place is?Click here for all NY State Voting Deadlines.Click here for all other states.
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    NYDLC Voter Protection 2022

    NYDLC is the official voter protection arm of the NY Dems and coordinates with state and national partners to provide high-quality voter protection programming and strategy. We are actively recruiting volunteers to join us on the frontline of democracy in New York and beyond. Anyone passionate about protecting fundamental voting rights is welcome! 
    Sign-up Here! 

    2022 Volunteer Opportunities

    NYS Voter Helpline - (1-888-3NY-VOTE)

    NYDLC is recruiting helpline volunteers to answer voting questions during the August primary and November general elections. All you need is a computer, a reliable WIFI connection, and the time to commit to two 3-hour shifts. A 1-hour training on New York voting issues and helpline technology is required. Bilingual and multilingual individuals are strongly encouraged to volunteer on our helpline to assist non-English speaking voters. 

    Poll Observation

    Poll observers assist voters, help ensure that every eligible voter can cast a ballot, and escalate voting issues. NYDLC will train and assign you for shifts at poll sites in the county you are registered to vote in. Training on NY election law and poll observation is required. 

    Volunteer Recruitment Phonebanking

    Be a force multiplier! Volunteers call volunteers from past cycles and other engaged Democrats to brief them on this year's voter protection opportunities in New York and battleground states. All you need is a computer, a reliable Wifi connection, and the time to commit to 1-hour shifts when it suits your schedule. A 30-minute on-demand training on virtual phone banking software and call script is all that is required. 

    Battleground State Volunteer Opportunities

    NYDLC recruits volunteers to fill critical voter protection gaps in priority battleground states. This year, NYDLC is helping Pennsylvania, Georgia, and New Hampshire elect Democrats up and down the ballot.  


    Ready to join the team? Complete NYDLC's 2022 volunteer sign-up form to get started! (Don't forget to share it)

    Please email [email protected] if you have any questions or experience any issues completing our form.
    We look forward to working with you this year!
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    For Immediate Release, April 1, 2019 Contact: (866) NYDLC-01; [email protected]   The New York Democratic Lawyers Council (@NYDLC) applauds state lawmakers for securing new voting reforms for all New Yorkers. 
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