ABSENTEE BALLOT PROTECT CANVASS PROJECT STATEWIDE Disability Rights NC Disability Rights North Carolina (DRNC) is a legal advocacy agency that fights for the rights of people with disabilities in North Carolina. In coalition with other partners DRNC is working to ensure that absentee ballots that have been timely cast by eligible and registered North Carolina voters are counted. Law student and paralegal volunteers will attend county cavass meetings across the state October 5 - November 13. To serve as a canvass monitor and receive pro bono credit, you must be enrolled in law school. Monitors are required to: • Be able to serve at one canvass between October 5 and November 13, 2020. • Have access to a computer/tablet or cell phone with reliable internet access; • Have avid note taking skills • Be able to attend a two-hour online training; Travel stipends are available for students willing to monitor in counties besides their home or school county. To volunteer sign up at https://forms.gle/cVCEEnbNzU8sRhjJA. QUESTIONS? Contact Kenya Myers kenya.myers@disabilityrightsnc.org

Project Frequency

Weekly Commitment

Project Time Commitment

County Canvasses are primarily held on Tuesday. However, counties may add additional days as needed.

Project Location


Area of Law

  • Civil Rights
  • Disability
  • Nonprofit

Geographic Areas

  • Statewide

Project For

  • Law Student
  • Recent Law School Graduate (Not Yet Licensed)
  • Paralegal

Population Served

  • People with Disabilities
  • Seniors

Skills to be Developed

  • Community Engagement and Education
  • 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