August, 2016
AALDEF Asian American Exit Poll and Poll Monitoring Project

Tuesday, October 18 – NEW YORK, NY
Shearman & Sterling LLP
599 Lexington Ave, Rm 2E  - Lunch

In past elections, Asian Americans have faced a series of barriers in exercising their right to vote, including segregated “Asian” voting lines. When the news media reported on election results, Asian Americans were overlooked. In response, AALDEF has conducted a non-partisan exit poll of Asian American voters to document Asian American voting patterns and instances of anti-Asian voter disenfranchisement. In certain states, AALDEF has also monitored the elections for compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act, which mandates bilingual ballots and forbids anti-Asian voter discrimination.

In the 2012 elections, 850 volunteers polled 9,096 Asian American voters in 14 states and Washington, DC. This year, we're expanding our exit poll to new cities such as Albuquerque, San Jose, Dallas, and Austin, and we plan to reach and protect more voters than ever before. 

All it takes is one training session and a three-hour commitment on Election Day. Below is our 2016 training schedule. More training sessions will be announced soon. All volunteers are required to attend a training.

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