We need your help every election to protect the vote count!

Become an election observer to help protect the vote count!

Please visit our new page about vote count observing

Why is this work important?

  • Support election workers if anyone harasses them
  • Watch for mistakes. We all can make mistakes, especially when we’re tired and stressed
  • Increase your understanding of how elections work
  • Tell your friends & social media followers how the vote counting went, to stop rumors
  • Public oversight can help increase voter confidence in our elections!

Watch a free training about what to look for and what to do.

You can be the eyes of the public!

Did you know that in most places the processing and counting of votes is open for observation, yet historically hardly anyone shows up to make sure everything is done fairly and accurately?

While political parties often send their own observers to watch the vote counting, our training is specifically about nonpartisan election observing. Even if you want to observe on behalf of a candidate or party, the training will provide you with key insights.

Help protect the vote count!

The election doesn’t end when polls close!

Credit for all photos on this page: Sue Dorfman

What if you’re already a volunteer?

Will you be working to register voters, get out the vote, or help with a campaign for an election this year? Great! When that work is over, don’t sit home feeling helpless! Help protect the votes you worked so hard for!

If you’re working as a poll worker, this is something you can do in the following days to deepen your understanding of our elections.

Get Election Observer Training

Scrutineers is a non-partisan election protection group training volunteers around the U.S. to observe the processing and counting of votes. This crucial work takes place on election night and over the following days and weeks until elections are certified. Observers are needed for every election, even local and special elections.

For Individuals

Sign up below to get access to our recorded training (34 minutes). You can help protect the vote!

For Organizations

Contact Us about how to bring this training to your community. Learn more

Register to Watch Online Training

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