Action #3 - 5 Actions for a Safe and Fair Election: Encourage employees to register as poll workers
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- One of the key challenges facing state and local election officials is a lack of poll workers. This is because 60% of poll workers are over the age of 60, a population that is at high risk for contracting COVID-19.
- Partner with Power the Polls to provide employees with information on how to register as a poll worker
- Provide employees with paid time off to work as poll workers on election day and early voting days.
- To further support polling infrastructure, volunteer appropriate space (e.g., 2,000 sqft, easily accessible) as a polling location.
RESOURCES & PARTNERS
- Power the Polls
- What it is: Power the Polls is an initiative that aims to eliminate the nationwide poll worker shortage by recruiting poll workers to ensure a safe, fair election for all voters. Their website provides information on registration, training, and key dates for working the polls.
- What to do: Partner with Power the Polls and receive a unique URL to recruit poll workers within your organization. Encourage employees in internal communications to sign up as poll workers r, and promote the initiative through social channels. Use this toolkit for social media and email templates and graphics.
- Civic Alliance
- What it is: Civic Alliance is a coalition of businesses working to identify 250,000 new poll workers and election volunteers to support safe and secure elections this November through its Election Day of Service.
- What to do: Sign on to participate in the Election Day of Service and commit to taking at least one of their priority actions.
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