Be a Nebraska Guardian of Democracy

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What’s the difference between Poll Worker & Poll Watcher?

Poll Worker:
Nonpartisan, Paid (Clerks, Judges, Inspectors, Checker, Precinct Worker)

Poll Watcher:
Partisan, Volunteer (Observers, Monitors, Challengers)


NEBRASKA

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

To be a poll worker (Clerks, Judges, Inspectors): You must be 18+, registered to vote in Nebraska, declare party affiliation, resident of the precinct, complete required training. Contact your County election office to sign up. 

WHAT POLL WORKERS DO: 

Receiving Board Clerks & Judges: Election Day – check in voters & issue proper ballots *Precinct & District Inspectors- Act as agents of county election official & oversee that Election Day instructions & rules are carried out *Election Night Workers: Review & examine ballots and Count write-in votes *Early Voting Counting Boards – Prepare & report tabulation of early voting (absentee) ballots *Canvassing Boards- Review, examine, and certify all race results. 

HOW POLL WORKERS ARE CHOSEN:

Election commissioner appoints a precinct inspector & a receiving board of at least 2 judges and 2 clerks

  • Application here.
  • Contact County election offices here.

POLL WATCHER INFO:

N/A

Who is Authorized to Challenge a Voter’s Eligibility on Election Day?

Any person offering to vote, even though such person is registered, may be challenged as unqualified by any inspector, judge or clerk of election, or registered voter. The judge or clerk of election shall challenge any person offering to vote whom he or she knows or suspects not to be duly qualified.

Resources for Nebraska:

  • Retweetable Tweet with links for Nebraska here.
  • Shareable FB post & downloadable graphic here.
  • GoogleDoc 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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