This is an urging for all Americans to participate in verifying the vote through day-long exit polling. The main purpose of these exit polls is to verify the accuracy of electronic voting machines. It is also to gauge how well candidates did in this year’s presidential election from directly polling exiting voters.
For ONE day, on Nov. 6, 2012, your continuous presence at the poll is required to ensure reliable results. The precision for this poll is of utmost importance
Because voter demographics vary during the day at the polls, the exit poll sample must be continuous during the day. Multiple people can provide this continuous attendance, but there must be no gaps in the election poll sample during the day.
It is actually simple to conduct such a poll. All that is needed are conscientious people, who will provide us with reliable data.
Exit polls are also excellent projects for young people. Involve your children or young friends with you.
Check with your election clerk/registrar regarding the requirements for distance from the polling place entrance. Generally, you can be placed close to the exit for convenience and compliance, since you will not be electioneering.
Dress professionally with no partisan colors.
Make copies of the same ballots that will be used at the polls that day, but copy the ballot on yellow or other colored paper to differentiate it from the real ballots. You should be able to get a sample ballot. If this is not possible, at least make up a ballot for the presidential candidates (a check mark for a box will suffice), including space for a write-in.
Alternatively you could use light pink ballots for women and light blue for men. This will help provide additional demographic data. Use very light colors as to not confuse people with Republican (RED) and Democrat (Blue). Also, bring with you a sealed box with lock, preferably opaque to put the ballots in. If possible, videotape the closing and locking of the box. Make sure to also take a folding seat or two and a clipboards to make it easier for people to fill in the ballot. The box is merely a large plastic rectangular box, the ones with the blue lids. Cut a large opening in the center for ballot placement.
One person can do this, but as long as the entire day is covered.
Have a large sign that states you are conducting a “Non-Partisan Exit Poll” for the purpose of measuring election accuracy. You may even wish to make a sign, “Do You Trust Electronic Voting Machines?”
Only poll people coming OUT of the poll as to not influence anyone. Ask them, “Would you be so kind to participate in this exit poll, and fill out this ballot for your presidential preference?” You may wish to add, “Just making sure every vote counts.”
Ask everyone you can coming out of the poll. Try as best as you can to not encourage one group or another to participate. Ask everyone equally with the same question: “Would you like to participate in an Exit Poll”
Don’t count the ballots before the polls close. Don’t disclose ANY results to any media before the polls close.
Don’t get distracted by interviews. Ask them to interview you AFTER the polls close.
Once you have your ballots collected, go count them with a friend. Video-tape and/or photograph this.
Video tape the opening of the box and the counting activities.
Publish your results with several organizations like “WatchTheVote 2012”, “Election Integrity (facebook)” “WriteInRevolution”, “LibertyUSAPac”, etc.
Send the results to www.WriteInRevolution.com right away.