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 (Moderator, Ward Clerk, Selectmen) You must be 18+, registered to vote in New Hampshire, Political affiliation required, a resident of the voting district, complete required training. $100. To signup, contact your county clerk.
WHAT POLL WORKERS DO:
Moderator – Elected for 2-year term in odd-numbered years. Moderator is the chief election officer in charge of the polls at the ward level. Ward Clerk – Elected for 2-year term in odd-numbered years. Ward clerk reports to moderator. Primary duty is to administer & prepare the documentation required at polling place. Ward Selectmen – Elected for 2-year term in odd-numbered years. Primary duty is to aid the voters in the election process. 3 per ward. Ward Ballot Inspectors – 2 of each party which cast largest number of votes in last general election.
HOW POLL WORKERS ARE CHOSEN:
Appointments b/t Sep 15 & Oct 15 of even-numbered year by ward political committee. Assistant Election Officials – Moderator is also authorized to appoint “such other election officials as he or she deems necessary…”
- Contact County clerks: https://app.sos.nh.gov/Public/ClerkDetails.aspx
- Or City Clerks: https://app.sos.nh.gov/Public/Reports.aspx
Approx DEADLINE to sign up to be a Poll Worker:
September 15, 2020
POLL WATCHER INFO:
The state committee of a political party may appoint a person to act as challenger of voters at any polling place in the state at a state election. (N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 666.4). The attorney general may appoint a person to act as challenger of voters at any polling place in the state at a state election.
Who is Authorized to Challenge a Voter’s Eligibility on Election Day?
A voter offering to vote at any state election may be challenged by any other voter registered in the town or ward in which the election is held, an election official, a challenger appointed by a political committee pursuant to RSA 666:4, or a challenger appointed by the attorney general
Resources for New Hampshire:
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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