Common Cause Ohio is committed to defending voting rights, making the ballot box accessible for all eligible voters, and safeguarding our voting systems to help ensure accurate and fair elections. We mobilize volunteers to help Ohioans navigate the voting process and cast their votes without obstruction, confusion, or intimidation.


Our nonpartisan voter protection program seeks to ensure every eligible voter who wants to vote can do so, and every vote is counted accurately. This program is not affiliated with any party, candidate, or issue campaign.

Direct volunteer intervention is the most effective way to make sure voters aren’t disenfranchised by confusion over election rules, long lines, under-resourced polling places, and acts of intimidation or deception. 

With our election protection program, we help eliminate these obstacles and make elections more efficient by:

  • Ensuring voters have access to the ballot box to make their vote count
  • Providing voters with necessary voting information and answering their questions
  • Quickly identifying and correcting any problems at polling places
  • Gathering information to illustrate potential barriers to voting

Join us in safeguarding our elections by serving as a nonpartisan:

  • Poll Monitor: Volunteers are assigned one or two nearby polling places in their community to check for lines, signage and curbside voting access. You will record any observations to our command center, help answer voters’ questions, and connect those who are denied a ballot to resources like the Election Protection Hotline, 866-OUR-VOTE.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Social Media Monitor: Volunteer from home and search for social media posts that share issues at the polls, connect voters to resources and support, and report election-related mis- and disinformation.                                                                                          
  • Command Center Volunteer:  (previous EP experience required.) Respond and field calls from voters concerning election deadlines, trouble at the polls, and other issues and track and record information accordingly.

Click below to learn more about the program, or to sign up to help us protect the vote!

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