Want to make $200 helping people vote?
You might have heard that in the June primary, there was a staggering decrease in poll workers, and over 80% of polling locations closed. That’s because most veteran poll workers are older folks and can’t work. Fewer polling locations hurt the ability of many residents to vote.
The County still needs to recruit thousands of poll workers for the November election, in the next week! Since many people don’t know that they can get paid $200 to be a poll worker, we’re hoping you can sign up and help spread the word.
1) If you can, please sign up to be a poll worker and encourage your friends to sign up too. The process to become a poll worker can be a bit complicated, and the County’s response may not come quickly, but don’t worry: the Power the Polls team will help you along the way. Here’s the website: https://www.powerthepolls.org/?source=CFG
By the way, we know there have been some confusing reports on whether this need has already been met. So you know – we’ve checked and applicants *are* still needed; the County doesn’t yet know which past workers are returning or how many new applications will be valid. There may also be other valuable roles that any extra applicants can fill. It may take a while to hear back, given the huge task – so don’t be concerned. But chances are they will have to finish this process in the next week, so time is short!