October 28, 2022

Poll Workers Still Needed

Russ Feingold President

We are less than two weeks out from Election Day. Early voting is underway in many states. First and foremost, make sure you vote. Make sure you vote your full ballot. Make sure your friends and family vote, and they vote their full ballot. (Check out this week’s Broken Law podcast for information about down ballot races.) But in addition to that, poll workers are still needed in many states, including: Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin.

This election is about many things and one of them is the preservation of our democracy. The most important thing you can do in this regard is vote. But if you have time this election season, another meaningful way to support democracy is to serve as a poll worker. Poll workers help ensure that eligible voters can cast their ballot and that polling places can remain open. You do not need to be a lawyer or have any voting right expertise to serve as a poll worker.

For more information about poll working, including how to sign up in your state, click here.

If you live in a location where poll workers are no longer being recruited this election cycle and still want to get involved, sign up to volunteer with election protection efforts.

A huge thank you to the more than 300 people who have already taken our pledge to serve as a poll worker this election cycle. This is the first time ACS has done a poll worker pledge, and we have been so inspired by the response from our members and our network. This is just one of the ways that ACS is meeting this moment of truth for our democracy.

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