Where individuals and groups working to protect voting rights and election security come together to take focused action!
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. 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.
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.
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The Scrutineers Community is designed for interaction! It's not just another website where you can look up information (though there's lots of information inside, too!)
Q: Who can become a member of the Scrutineers Community?
A: The Community welcomes voters and those who don’t have voting rights (people who are 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.)
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 did 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 and there's no question that the election was fair.
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 every election! Even if you’re busy before the next election volunteering for a candidate you support, we hope you’ll join Scrutineers to learn how to bring election protection issues to the campaigns you support. You'll also how you can help after all the votes have been cast.
Q: Is Scrutineers a nonprofit organization?
A: Not yet. Tax-deductible donations can be made through our fiscal sponsor, Netroots Foundation. Scrutineers LLC is the name of our legal entity.
Q: I have a disability. Will Scrutineers be accessible to me?
A: Inclusivity is important to us, and we'll do our best to provide an accessible experience to members with disabilities. Our online events happen on Zoom and use the accessibility features of that platform. Our membership site is built on a platform called Mighty Networks that works on both desktop and mobile devices. Screen readers currently work well on the mobile app. Specifically, the Mighty Networks iOS apps work well with VoiceOver. Android devices typically have a built-in Text-to-speech (TTS) engine that reads the text that it can find on the screen. We encourage you to email us about your specific access needs and we'll seek a creative solution. Please specify if you'd prefer a response by email or by phone (inside the U.S. only).
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: Use the button below to donate online. (See instructions below the button for how to make a tax-deductible donation.)
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