New for 2016! We’re introducing a new way for residents to help with Elections. Residents who are unable to work a full day as an Officer of Election and high school students can volunteer as an Election Concierge either before Election Day at one of our In Person Absentee Voting centers or at polling places on Election Day. Shifts will last 2-4 hours, and do require standing most of the time. Training will be required.
What will you do
- Greet voters, welcoming them to the polls
- Remind voters to have photo ID, advise them on types of acceptable ID
- Use lookup tablet to check that voters are at the correct polling place and provide directions to correct locations if applicable
- Hand out information about what’s on the ballot
- Inform voters that no audible use of cell phones is permitted inside the polling place
- Help keep order in the lines, directing voters to line up in an orderly manner
- Provide seating and manage place holders for voters who have difficulty standing, so voters may sit until they reach their turn in the line
- If asked by a voter, may provide assistance to voter as he or she marks the ballot
- Answer questions from voters about what to expect once they enter the voting room
- Advise the Chief Officer of any voters who need to vote outside the polls
- Escort any authorized visitors or media to the Chief Officer
- Hand out “I Voted” stickers to voters who complete the process
- Assist voters with recycling any informational material and/or sample ballots or other political literature
- Complete an online application.
- Sign up for training
- You will be able to sign up for a shifts after completing training.