2018 Asian American Exit Poll and Poll Monitoring
Election: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
In past elections, Asian Americans have faced a series of barriers in exercising their right to vote, including segregated “Asian” voting lines. When news media reported on election results, Asian Americans were overlooked. In response, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) has conducted a non-partisan survey of Asian American voters to document Asian American voting patterns and document instances of anti-Asian voter disenfranchisement. AALDEF has monitored the elections for compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act – Section 203, which mandates bilingual ballots and forbids anti-Asian voter discrimination.
In the 2016 elections, 800 volunteers polled 13,846 Asian American voters in 14 states and Washington, DC. This year, we want to do the same.
We need your help to volunteer. Volunteers work in 3-hour shifts. There will be a 60 minute training session for all volunteers in October (90 minute sessions for CLE trainings. You will receive 1.5 CLE credits – 1 credit for professional practice and 0.5 credit for ethics).
All volunteers must be non-partisan during the time that they help. Complete the form at www.aaldef.net. Thank you!
For more information, contact: AALDEF Democracy Program Director Jerry Vattamala or Voting Rights Organizer Judy Lei at 800-966-5946 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, October 22 – Boston, MA
(1) Day Pitney LLP, 1 International Place # 16, Lunch, 12:30 PM
(2) Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (The Pao Arts Center)
One Greenway Building, 99 Kneeland St., Classroom #2, Dinner, 6:00 PM
*For GPS, use 66 Hudson St., walk upstairs and across the deck to 99 Albany St. entrance.