What’s the difference between Poll Worker & Poll Watcher?
Nonpartisan, Paid (Clerks, Judges, Inspectors, Checker, Precinct Worker)
Partisan, Volunteer (Observers, Monitors, Challengers)
To be a poll worker (Clerk, Judge, Inspector):
Must be registered to vote in Arkansas, 18+ years old or a high school student, a resident of the precinct 31+ days prior to the election, must complete the training. $95-140. To sign up, contact your county election commissioner.
HOW POLL WORKERS ARE CHOSEN:
The county board of election commissioners appoints a sufficient number of election officials for each polling site 20+ days preceding an election. Each polling site must have a minimum of 2 election clerks, 1 election judge & 1 election sheriff. The minority party election commissioner can designate election officials equal to 1 less than the majority at each polling site, with a minimum of 2 election officials at each polling site.
To sign up, contact your county election commissioner. Find them here.
Approx DEADLINE to sign up to be a Poll Worker
October 14, 2020
POLL WATCHER INFO
Poll watchers shall include any: (1) candidate in person, but only during the counting and tabulation of ballots and the processing of absentee ballots; (2) authorized representative of a candidate; (3) authorized representative of a group seeking the passage or defeat of a measure on the ballot; and (4) authorized representative of a political party with a candidate on the ballot. Only one authorized poll watcher per candidate, group, or party at any one given time may be officially recognized as a poll watcher at each location within a polling site where voters identify themselves to election officials.
Who is Authorised to Challenge a Voter’s Eligibility on Election Day?
A poll watcher may challenge a voter on the grounds that the voter is not eligible to vote in the precinct or that the voter has previously voted at that election.
- Retweetable Tweet with links for Arkansas here.
- Shareable FB post & downloadable graphic here
- GoogleDoc with info here.
POLL WORKER (and Poll Watcher) Requirements & links to sign-up in All 50 States, STATE BY STATE Including:
- QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
- HOW POLL WORKERS ARE CHOSEN
- POLL WATCHER INFO;
- Who is Authorised to Challenge a Voter’s Eligibility on Election Day?
- & Links to retweetable TWEETS & shareable FB Posts for each State
- Twitter THREAD with links here.
- Facebook shareable Album with downloadable graphics here.
- On the Postcards for America website here.
- On the Unhack the Vote Website here.
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