Independent Exit Pollsters Seek Volunteers

Election '08

Citizens are still needed to volunteer for a citizen-run independent exit polling project (EVEP) on Election Day.

The data obtained will be analyzed on Election Night and serve as a measure of the legitimacy of the announced outcomes. In the past two presidential elections, Edison-Mitofsky, the polling company that runs the official exit polls commissioned by the media consortium, has released only adjusted data that conform to the announced election outcomes and has withheld the raw data.

This EVEP project is essential to verify the accuracy of the official results. Our raw data -- which we hope you will help us collect -- as well as the analysis and the full protocol, will be made fully available to the public. The citizen-managed polls will be run by a strict protocol and training will be provided. Shifts will probably average 4 to 6 hours.

Volunteers are needed to hand out questionnaires and ask voters to fill them in and deposit in a locked box. Other volunteers are needed for data entry. Can you help us with this important project to assure an honest election? Volunteers are needed in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Mexico, Colorado, Michigan and California. If so, please sign up immediately here.

If you would like to take a leadership role for your area, we can offer all the instructions, training, questionnaire, data analysis, and professional infrastructure. Please contact Ryan or Sally (below). Questions? Contact Ryan Herlinger at, or Sally Castleman at, Volunteer Project Coordinators.

The EVEP protocol was developed by Election Integrity's Steven Freeman (University of Pennsylvania), Election Defense Alliance's Dr. Jonathan Simon, and Ken Warren of The Warren Poll. Both the methodology and the logistics have been beta tested.

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