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WANT TRAINING? Take a Masterclass in Election Integrity

Updated: Oct 27, 2022

Building the Local Election Integrity Infrastructure

The Master Class Curriculum is based on the Citizens Guide to Building the Election Integrity Infrastructure. This series of short training videos walk through the Citizens Guide and provides a simple, step-by-step process for creating and maintaining citizen oversight of the election process.

We encourage you to watch these training videos as often as necessary for you to become confident in your understanding of these important topics, and also to use them as training modules during your in-person task force meetings or on your statewide or local coalition calls. Lesson 1: Introduction to the Infrastructure Trainer: Cleta Mitchell The left has anti-election integrity billionaires, but the pro-election integrity movement has citizen patriots and activists. Election Integrity Network Chairman Cleta Mitchell introduces you to problems, solutions, and how EIN’s Master Classes will serve as your resource and your guide to building a permanent election integrity infrastructure in your state, county, or local area.

Lesson 2: Forming your Local Election Integrity Task Force Trainer: Kerri Toloczko The local task force is the first component in citizens working together to create a successful election integrity structure in their state. These step-by-step guidelines will help you create a local task force whether it starts at your own kitchen table or through an existing election integrity or grassroots group.

Lesson 3: How to Grow your local Election Integrity Task Force & Working Groups Trainer: Kerri Toloczko Growing a local task force is easier than you think – it just takes some simple steps and outreach to existing resources. Prioritizing action steps to take in your local area will be key to building a successful coalition.

Lesson 4: Researching your Local Election Office Trainer: Kerri Toloczko As task forces grow, the unique experience and skills of its members should be used to focus on several critical areas and issues within election integrity.

Lesson 5: Working Groups in Election Integrity are Necessary! Trainer: Kerri Toloczko Identify which left-wing anti-election integrity groups have infiltrated the election office in your city, county, or area, and have a better understanding of how they impact the integrity of the vote.

Lesson 6: Get Knee Deep in Voting by Mail Trainer: Kerri Toloczko Voting by mail (“unsupervised voting”) is the least secure method of voting and the one most susceptible to fraud. Election Integrity leaders should focus on this method to ensure eyes on every ballot and every envelope.

Lesson 7: Know the Role of the USPS in Voting by Mail Trainer: Ned Jones EIN’s Ned Jones calls the Post Office “America’s largest precinct.” Know the dangers to ballots as they travel through the system, understand the procedures for political and official election mail, and learn why direct engagement with your local post office is a priority for election integrity advocates.

Lesson 8: Becoming an Election Worker Trainer: Kerri Toloczko Understanding the different levels of authority and responsibility assigned to citizens’ roles at your election office will assist you in choosing how to take your first steps in becoming engaged at your local election office.

Lesson 9: Becoming a Poll Watcher Trainer: Kerri Toloczko Rules for poll watching vary from state to state, but there are some universal “do’s and don’ts” that are important to understand as you prepare for this important role.

Lesson 10: The Difference Between Poll Worker & Poll Watcher Trainer: Kerri Toloczko Titles differ from state to state, but becoming trained as an official poll “worker” is vitally important as it comes with a higher level of responsibility and authority than being a poll watcher or observer.

Lesson 11: Regulations and Requirements for Poll Watchers Trainer: Kerri Toloczko Learn about the training and requirements necessary for becoming a poll watcher or “observer” — a great first step in becoming part of the election apparatus in your county or city.

Lesson 12: Cleaning Voter Rolls Trainer: Kerri Toloczko Voter roll accuracy is a national problem – and a national disgrace. Your task force can make a difference in maintaining the integrity of your local and state voter rolls.

Lesson 13: Vulnerable Voters, Part 1 Trainer: Kerri Toloczko Our seniors are particularly vulnerable to vote fraud, particularly from leftwing wing activists and ballot harvesters. There are simple actions every task force can take to protect every resident in a long-term care facility.

Lesson 14: Protecting Vulnerable Voters, Part 2 Trainer: Kerri Toloczko Protecting Vulnerable Voters from dangerous schemes is an important focus for any election integrity group. Vulnerable Voters Part II focuses on military voters, voters with disabilities, and the homeless.

Lesson 15: Citizen Oversight of Voting Machines, Part 1 Trainer: Cleta Mitchell Concerns about the accuracy and integrity of voting machines are a problem nationwide. Developing a tech-savvy working group to ensure there are “eyes on every machine” is an election integrity must.

Lesson 16: Citizen Oversight of Voting Machines, Part 2 Trainer: Cleta Mitchell It is important to understand the process used through the Election Assistance Commission to recommend voting machines, what systems are used in your local area and how to become part of logic and accuracy testing and other machine-related processes.

Lesson 17: The “Virginia Model” and State Election Integrity Coalition* Trainer: Lynn Taylor Virginia has put itself on the path toward restoring confidence in its elections with the “Virginia Model.” Any other state across the nation can emulate and use this model as a blueprint when building its election integrity infrastructure.

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