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 (Presiding Judge, Alternate Judge, Clerk) You must be 18+, registered to vote in Texas, a resident of the precinct for 30 days prior to the election, must complete training. To signup, contact your county clerks.
HOW POLL WORKERS ARE CHOSEN:
The County Commissioners’ court make appointments from lists submitted, before July each year, by political parties whose candidate for Governor received highest & 2nd highest number of votes in most recent gubernatorial general election. Presiding election judge will be from party with highest votes & alternate from party with 2nd- highest. Presiding judge appoints at least 2 clerks for each precinct in each election, at least 1 from each list supplied by county chairs of 2 parties with the highest gubernatorial votes; not later than the 5th day after the date the judge receives the list.
- To sign up, contact your county clerks here.
POLL WATCHER INFO
“Watcher” means a person appointed to observe the conduct of an election on behalf of a candidate, a political party, or the proponents or opponents of a measure. Each appointing authority may appoint no more than two watchers for each precinct polling place. To be eligible to serve as a watcher, a person must be a qualified voter.
Who is Authorized to Challenge a Voter’s Eligibility on Election Day?
Resources for Texas:
- Retweetable Tweet with links for Texas 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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