Becoming a poll worker is a great way for ACS members to directly support democracy and election security in their states,” Russ Feingold, president of ACS.
Across the country, we are confronting democracy’s moment of truth, with increasing efforts to undermine election security, suppress voting rights, and pack election administration offices with proponents of the “Big Lie.” Wondering what you can do to support election security and help preserve democracy in your state? Become a poll worker today!
Poll workers are essential for the functioning of our elections. In recent years, many states and localities have struggled with a shortage of poll workers, which has resulted in long lines at polling places and even in the closure of some polling places.
The responsibilities of poll workers can differ depending on the state and locality, but generally include answering voter questions, setting up polling places, verifying voter registration, and helping issue ballots. Put simply, a polling place needs poll workers in order to operate. You do not need to be a lawyer or a voting rights expert to be a poll worker. Your state or locality will provide you all the information you need to be a poll worker.
WHAT CAN I DO?
- Take the pledge to become a poll worker for the 2022 election cycle.
- Learn more about your state/localities’ process for becoming a poll worker.
- Recruit your friends and families to become poll workers.
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