Secretary's Legal Assistance Project Volunteers Needed for 2024 Presidential Preference Primary

Written Monday, March 11, 2024

Secretary of State WebsiteElections require a massive team of dedicated people, especially with the implementation of early voting, to ensure our citizens are able to exercise their right to vote. The Secretary’s Legal Assistance Project, formed by The Connecticut Bar Association and the Secretary of the State, trains volunteer attorneys to assist the Secretary of the State and be on call to respond to problems during early voting days and Election Day.

The role of the volunteer attorney is to serve as a neutral, nonpartisan source of information. Since this program began, volunteer attorneys have made a critical difference in being able to sort out the facts of a situation, report back to the Secretary’s office, and then communicate directives.

Typically, there is no need to take the day off from work. Volunteer attorneys will be asked to be "on call" on their assigned day(s). The Secretary of the State's office will contact volunteer attorneys as needed to respond to problems in their area. If the issue requires an in-person response, volunteers may be asked to travel to that voting location until the issue is resolved.

If you are actively involved in a political campaign, or if you or a family member are a candidate whose name appears on the ballot, you are prohibited from participating in the program for the duration of that campaign.

Volunteer for the Presidential Preference Primary!

We are looking for volunteers to be on call during Early Voting days and on Election Day for the upcoming Presidential Preference Primary (Early voting days are March 26, 27, 28, and 30; Election Day is April 2). If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form.

If you have any questions, or if you are unavailable for the Presidential Preference Primary but would like to receive more information about the Secretary’s Legal Assistance Program, please contact Annie Black at