The North Carolina nonpartisan Election Protection (EP) coalition works to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to vote and have their vote count. Volunteers will staff the hotline in downtown Durham during the Primary on March 3rd and the General Election on Nov. 3 to provide assistance to voters around the state. We are currently recruiting for the March 3rd Primary and hope that anyone who signs up for that will join us again in November. To serve as a hotline volunteer, you must hold a JD or currently be enrolled in law school. Volunteers must be able to commute to Morrisville and Durham.

Project Frequency

Regular Commitment, but Less Frequent than Monthly

Project Time Commitment

The required training for the hotline is Thursday, February 6th from 6 pm– 8:30 pm at the new Democracy NC office (3000 Aerial Center Parkway, Suite 160, Morrisville). We encourage volunteers to attend the training in person but we plan on recording the training for those who can’t. We will also be asking volunteers to sign up for an early voting shift as this is really helpful practice for Election Day (this will be done at the training).

Project Date


Project Location


Area of Law

  • Other

Geographic Areas

  • Durham
  • Wake

Project For

  • Law Student
  • Recent Law School Graduate (Not Yet Licensed)
  • Newly Licensed Attorney
  • Attorney
  • Retired Attorney
  • Out-of-State Attorney (registered with NC State Bar)

Population Served

  • Crime Victims
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence Survivors
  • General Low Income
  • LGBT+
  • Limited English Proficient
  • People with Disabilities
  • People with HIV/AIDS
  • People who are Homeless
  • Prisoners/Ex-Offenders
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military

Skills to be Developed

  • Client Advice and Counseling
  • Client Intake and Interviewing
  • Training Provided for Project Volunteers
  • Volunteers Who Speak an Additional Language Requested for this Project
  • Malpractice Insurance Provided for this Project
  • Mentorship Provided for this Project