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Volunteer with the League

Volunteers are vital to our success. There are plenty of ways to get involved with the League and MCCE depending on your interest, skills, and availability. Check out the various volunteer teams below. If you want to get involved or learn more, please fill out our interest form! You can also contact us directly at volunteer@democracymaine.org.

 

Election Protection Volunteers

We're looking for people who might be willing to work at the polls on Election Day or in the early-processing days just before the election. You could be an election clerk, working for one of the towns in your area, or you could be an election observer, helping us assess whether the election is running smoothly and identifying problems. We're also looking for people to help us reach out to town clerks and learn about their election plans. If you're interested in helping this fall, sign up here to get involved.

 

Advocacy Volunteers

Advocacy volunteers help develop League and MCCE policy positions and strategies, as well as provide public support for policy priorities through testimony and letters to the editor, among other tactics. Advocacy volunteers can also provide administrative support in the form of data entry, or join us at a phone banking event.

 

Public Education Volunteers

Our education efforts include both civic education programs (for students) and voter education programs. Volunteers play a valuable role by leading League presentations on a variety of topics to help inform and inspire members of the public to take an active role in our democracy.

Update: We are now recruiting volunteers to help with our voter guide, especially collecting information about what is on the ballot in local communities. Reach out to evan.tess@lwvme.org to learn more.

 

Voter Registration Volunteers

Voter registration is at the heart of LWVME's work, making sure as many eligible Mainers as possible are ready to take part in the next election. Voter registration efforts include tabling at public events and attending naturalization ceremonies.

 

GOTV Volunteers

LWVME encourages all Mainers to be civically active, and that begins with encouraging eligible residents to cast their vote in every election. Efforts include distributing our Nonpartisan Voter Guide, passing out absentee ballot requests, participating in phone banking efforts, and much more. 

Phone volunteers wanted now for the November 3rd election! Sign up for a training by checking out our Events page

 

Census Volunteers

LWVME is a Complete Count Committe. We'll help those who lack internet access or computer skills, or who are non-English speakers, and we'll help with outreach to residents of high-density neighborhoods and multifamily buildings. 

 

Neighbor to Neighbor Voting

Neighbor to Neighbor Voting is a project of the League of Women Voters of Maine designed to increase voter engagement and participation in our political process through canvassing neighborhoods with low voter participation. The project offers residents the opportunity to learn about the electoral process, registering to vote, requesting an absentee ballot, and changing one’s party affiliation before an election. This is a volunteer-based project: a neighbor talking to a neighbor. It is nonpartisan and intended to educate rather than to persuade. We partner with local property owners/managers, community leaders, and nonprofit organizations to foster a collaborative process. COVID Update: this fall, we will be dropping off literature, absentee ballot request forms and voter registration information for residents of the neighborhoods we work in. Contact lado@lwvme.org to get involved.

 

Friend to Friend Voting

Our Friend to Friend project is our answer to the challenge of encouraging people to vote during a pandemic that limits our ability to talk to people face-to-face. This project empowers volunteers to do voter engagement work within their own networks of acquaintances - and to do it strategically and effectively. Workshops help volunteers develop personal outreach plans. Just because we can't knock on doors, doesn't mean we can't connect with our friends and neighbors. Check our Events page for future workshops.

 

National Popular Vote Volunteers

With your help, we're going to get the National Popular Vote Compact signed into law in 2021. There are many ways you can get involved: write a "Letter to the Editor," attend a training session, host an educational NPV zoom meeting (with help from us), and more! You can select all of the ways you want to help out, and we will be in touch to share more details and help you get started! Click here to fill out our interest form.