With the election less than a week away, activists are looking across the ocean for help with voting in 2012.

Several civil rights groups, including the NAACP and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, have asked the Organization of Security of Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the world’s biggest election monitoring organization, for help in monitoring conservative poll watchers who they feel are trying to suppress the minority vote in this year’s presidential election. The groups fear that millions of Americans might be excluded from the election next Tuesday due to voter ID laws making it harder to cast a ballot.

OSCE represents over 50 European, North American and Central Asian countries. The most help the organization could provide would be in passing information to a team of observers who are monitoring the election in over three dozen states in America, according to the UK newspaper the Guardian.

In a statement by the OSCE, that was obtain by Russia Today the organization states that its mission is to “analyze the legislative framework and its implementation and will follow campaign activities, the work of the election administration and relevant government bodies, including voter registration, and the resolution of election disputes.”

The observers in America include 13 international experts based in the Washington, D.C. area and 44 long-term observers from 23 countries.

The NAACP is worried that young, elderly, poor and ethnic minorities would be deterred from voting due to voter ID laws across several states even though the individual might still be eligible. They’re also worried that the enforcement of these laws could mistakenly keep disabled and women voters from casting their ballots in swing states like Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida.

According to a study by the University of Chicago and Washington University, under the new laws, close to 700,000 minorities under the age of 30 would be ineligible to vote. Cathy Cohen, who worked on the study, told the Associated Press that the study’s numbers might be conservative.

“We are looking at demobilization from 9 to 25 percent,” Cohen said. If young people really have valid IDs at a rate of only 25 or even 50 percent, the number of young people of color disenfranchised will be even greater than what we estimate.”

The OSCE said they’d post its findings immediately following the election and a more carefully crafted result several months later.