Be a Part of History, Volunteer at our National Election 2020 Polls!

The Office of the Secretary of the State is seeking over 300 volunteer poll workers for Election Day 2020.  Career majors in the fields of political science, public policy or human rights may be particularly interested in learning and gaining experience with the U.S. election process.  Volunteer your service to be part of this significant historic event during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“A poll worker’s job begins even before Election Day, as many states require workers to attend training prior to staffing. Additionally, sometimes poll workers must work at the polling place the night before or the morning of Election Day to set up all the voting equipment. Once voters arrive, a poll worker’s tasks can include checking voter IDs, distributing ballots, helping elderly and disabled citizens vote, updating voter registration information, and maintaining a safe and orderly polling place. Once the last voter has cast his or her ballot, workers must make sure every paper ballot that was distributed is accounted for, and sometimes they are required to count the ballots as well.” –NCSL

Click here if you are interested in volunteering at the polls this November.

If you have not registered to vote, or are not sure if you are registered, you can check your status and register here.

By Robin Shefts
Robin Shefts Assistant Director (Hartford Campus) Robin Shefts