We're creating a new way to come together to protect the 2020 elections.

Protect the voters. Protect the votes.

Scrutineers Community

What is the Scrutineers Community?

Where individuals and groups working to protect voting rights and election security come together to take focused action!

About Scrutineers:

The Scrutineers Community is the place where volunteers, activists, and seasoned election experts come together to protect the US elections from interference, discrimination, and errors in 2020 and beyond. We’re stepping up to play our role right now in advancing and protecting free and fair elections. We’re here to serve as a smart, informed, and well-trained Fairness Force on the ground and online. 

We’re voting rights activists, election security experts, and pollworkers. We’re election officials, candidates and campaign volunteers. We’re parents and grandparents, students and teachers. We’re voters and we’re those who aren’t allowed to vote. We’re people who believe that fair and accurate elections are essential to the future of our nation.

Upcoming Public Events:

How and Why to Take Photos
of Poll Tapes on Election Night

Friday October 23, 2020

10:00 AM Pacific (1:00 PM Eastern)


The simple election protection tactic we'll teach you at this training is one of the most powerful tools in the people's election security toolbox. 

The training is for you if:

  • You want to do your part to make sure our votes are counted accurately
  • You can be available to be at a polling place for a few minutes or more on election night (you'll be outside after it closes, so social distancing should not be a problem)
  • You have access to a smart phone
  • You want to help make the elections more secure and are busy before the election campaigning or doing GOTV (Get Out the Vote) work

Register now for the Poll Tapes Project online training:

Proactive Poll Worker
Election Protection Training

Sunday, October 25

4:00 PM Pacific (7:00 PM Eastern)


This training is for you if you'll be serving as a poll worker for the general election this year. 

Thank you for committing to play this crucial role in democracy!

As a poll worker, you'll have a view of the election that very few people have. This gives you a unique opportunity to verify that election law and procedures are followed. 

Your observations may be crucial this year if there are challenges to the election that include fraudulent claims of wrongdoing. You could also have a front-row seat to evidence of voter suppression or even illegal interference with the election.

So ... what should you look for? What is it important to document? If you see something problematic, what can you do about it?

Come to this training to learn answers to these questions and more. 

This training is designed to be a supplement to the official training from your county, not a substitute for it!

Register Now for the Proactive Poll Worker Election Protection Training:

Join the community to access  members-only trainings & more

Why Join the Scrutineers Community?

The TV news tells you over and over again that there was “foreign interference” in the 2016 election. It doesn’t tell you that our government is failing miserably to do its job to create and maintain robust election systems and procedures. Elections are vulnerable to manipulation from within the country and even from within election offices.

What else does the news fail to mention? That there are powerful actions YOU can take to decrease the impact of election tampering and voter suppression. That if we want fair and accurate elections, we need to show up. Not just to vote, but to protect the right to vote and the right to have our votes counted accurately.

In the Scrutineers Community, you'll:

  • Learn from voting rights and election security experts about exactly what needs to be done to protect our elections and how you can participate.
  • Learn about the dangers present in our current voting procedures and systems, so you’ll know the best practices for voting in your community and can help others understand.
  • Connect with people in your community and those who share your interests. You are not alone! There’s no reason to ask “what can one person do?” because you are one among many.
  • Connect with leaders and organizations launching both time-tested and ground-breaking election protection projects.
  • Get trained to take powerful action in your community and even beyond.

What you'll experience:

  • Virtual trainings on topics like Fighting Voter Suppression, How to Recognize Signs of Election Tampering, and Understanding the Computerized Systems that Count Our Votes
  • Interviews with leaders in the Election Protection movement
  • Calls to action so you'll know where your help can make the biggest impact
  • Discussion boards where you can engage in conversation with others who care deeply about these issues
  • Live online events (membership upgrade may be required in the future)
  • Private messaging
  • A mobile app to make it easy for you to participate

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:    Who can become a member of the Scrutineers Community? 

A:    The Community welcomes voters and those who don’t have voting rights (people under age 18, are residents but not citizens of the U.S., or who have had their eligibility to vote taken away). We also have organizational memberships for groups of all sizes! (Email us or ask inside the community for more information about those.)

Q:    What if I don't know much about elections?

A:    This is a great place to learn! That's a big part of why the Scrutineers Community was created. Your questions are welcome.

Q:    How can I become a member?

A:    Simply click the "Choose a Plan" button, fill in your information, and pay the $1.99 one-time processing fee. We charge this nominal fee to ensure that those who join are real people who care about fair elections, not bots or ‘trolls.’ If you come in, look around, and decide it’s not for you, we’ll honor a request for a refund.

Q:    Who does the Scrutineers Community support in the 2020 election?

A:    Scrutineers is a nonpartisan organization. We do not endorse any candidate or political party, but instead advocate for elections that are run in such a way that the outcome reflects the true will of the voters. 

Q:    What kind of actions will I be taking as a member of the Scrutineers Community?

A:    You’ll have multiple options. Most projects can be done online. Others will take place in your community. Your work is needed before, during, and after the election! Even if you’re busy now volunteering for a candidate you support, we hope you’ll join Scrutineers to learn how to bring election protection issues to the campaign AND how you can help after all the votes have been cast.

Q:    Is this about the primaries or the general election?

A:    Our focus is on the general election. We'll take action in the primaries and local elections that happen before then as we're able.

Q:    Is Scrutineers a nonprofit organization?

A:    Not yet. Tax-deductible donations can be made through our fiscal sponsor, Concentric Media. Scrutineers LLC is the name of our legal entity. 

Q: Who's behind Scrutineers?

Our Founder and Director is Emily Levy, a long-time election protection leader who has worked with such groups as AUDIT Elections USA, Election Protection Strike Force, and the Election Transparency Coalition. 

Our Advisory Board members are Andrea Miller (Reclaim our Vote), Bennie Smith (Election Commissioner in Shelby County, TN), and Jan BenDor (Michigan Election Reform Alliance).

Q: How can I donate?

A: Tax-Deductible donations can be made via our fiscal sponsor online via PayPal or credit/debit card or by check made payable to Concentric Media. Please write “Scrutineers LLC” in the memo line of your check, and mail to: Concentric Media, P.O. Box 141-4, Menlo Park, CA 94026

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