2023 Poll Workers
Poll workers are critical to the success of an election. Having an adequate number of poll workers to staff polling places on and before Election Day can ensure voters receive the assistance they need at the polls and can help provide a positive voting experience for all. By signing up to be a poll worker, you can Help America Vote.
It takes a lot of people to fully staff an election. As reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, nearly 22,500 people served as Election Day poll workers in Georgia in 2020. According to the US Election Assistance Commission, their 2022 Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS) found that 54.1% of jurisdictions had a “difficult” or “very difficult” time recruiting poll workers. The data also state that the average poll worker is aged 61 and older and that 16.7% percentage of poll workers were first time workers, So even in a relatively quiet year like 2023, ongoing recruitment and training is crucial for election officials.
August 23, 2023 is this year's National Poll Worker Recruitment Day, marking the kickoff of the recruiting season for November's General Elections.
To help Georgia counties meet their staffing goals, JCRC of Atlanta is working with A More Perfect Union: The Jewish Partnership for Democracy, a new non-partisan initiative created to mobilize Jewish institutions and individuals to help ensure free, fair, safe, and accessible elections nationwide.
Our application partner is Power the Polls.
To sign up via Power The Polls:
Visit our link on the Power The Polls website.
Fill in the very simple form.
You'll get a response page with links to apply to your County's Election office. (You'll also get an email with the same information.)
At your convenience, fill out the County application.
Once you've done that, let Power The Polls know (there will be a link in their email)
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