AMERICA NEEDS YOU THIS NOVEMBER
The best way to ensure free, fair, and accessible elections is through more citizen engagement. However, with all of the recent changes to U.S. elections, it is more challenging than ever to figure out how to serve. All states have election processes. What is less commonly known is that counties and county equivalents have their own processes, too. The steps below will guide you through the process of signing up to become an election worker through your county.
Right now, America faces a severe shortage of election workers in the November election. Recruiting poll workers is often a challenge for many election officials across the country and the COVID-19 pandemic has made this need even more critical. Despite many states expanding access to an unsecure vote-by-mail option, millions of Americans – especially voters who lack reliable mail service – will continue to rely on in-person voting to cast a ballot. This has resulted in a serious need for poll workers who are willing and able to assist with the administration of in-person voting during an early voting period and on Election Day. Now is the time to sign up and get involved. Your country needs you this November. Just voting isn’t enough.
If you are able and willing to serve, please see below to 1) find your county information to sign up to work the polls 2) call your county to confirm 3) and let us know if you plan to serve.
HOW CAN YOU GET STARTED?
You can start by finding your county below to pull up information about your local election administrator. Election staff and volunteers are recruited and overseen by the local election authority, which should provide information and training to poll workers in advance of Election Day. Keep in mind, states and counties across the country are changing election processes constantly, so the second step of calling your county will be important.