With our partners, we work to ensure easy, fair, and safe access to the ballot box for every single Wisconsin voter.

For many years, the ACLU of Wisconsin has been engaged in Election Protection efforts alongside a broad coalition of non-partisan organizations across the state. We do this by working with our coalition partners to provide individual assistance through the Election Protection Hotline (1-866-OUR-VOTE), by monitoring and addressing systemic issues affecting access to the polls, and – when necessary – seeking relief for voters in the courts.

If you are a voter seeking assistance on Election Day, during early voting, or in preparing to register or vote, or if you have witnessed issues at the polls like voter intimidation or other barriers to access, you can contact Election Protection at the contact information below:

Election Protection Hotlines

  • English: 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
  • Spanish/English: 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682)
  • Asian languages/English: 888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683)
  • Arabic/English: 844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287)

Trouble voting? Call the nonpartisan election protection hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE

Disability Rights Wisconsin Voter Hotline

If your issue is not urgent, you can also send it to us through our regular ACLU-WI intake process.

And for additional resources for voters, check out our Know Your Rights Guide for Voters.

Volunteer with Election Protection

Become an Election Observer or Attorney Volunteer!

Election Observers

Election Observers play a crucial role in monitoring elections for systemic issues that are impacting voters. Election Observers come from all backgrounds and need not have any specific expertise. In coordination with our partners at the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, ACLU-WI volunteers will be provided training and be assigned to cover specific polling places during the election. We are seeking ACLU-WI volunteers to serve as Election Observers in every community across the state, but especially in the following areas:

  • Racine
  • Green Bay
  • Kenosha
  • Wausau
  • Southwestern Wisconsin
  • Northeastern Wisconsin

To volunteer for the 2024 Election Cycle, please complete training with our partners at the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin.


Attorney Volunteers

Attorney Volunteers also serve a critical role by providing mobile poll monitoring during elections, helping to respond to and address issues reported by Election Observers and to the Election Protection Hotline, and, in rare cases, stepping into court with the help of the ACLU legal team and its attorney coalition partners. Attorney Volunteers also receive training specific to voting rights and democracy defense. If you are a licensed attorney in Wisconsin, especially in the geographic areas listed above, please consider signing up to assist our legal team’s Election Protection efforts.


Please do not complete this form unless you are a licensed attorney.