What’s the difference between Poll Worker & Poll Watcher?
Nonpartisan, Paid (Clerks, Judges, Inspectors, Checker, Precinct Worker)
Partisan, Volunteer (Observers, Monitors, Challengers)
In order to be a poll worker Must be 18+, registered to vote in Utah, a resident of the county for the 30 days prior to election Must complete required training. To sign up, contact your county clerks.
HOW POLL WORKERS ARE CHOSEN:
By April 1 of each even-numbered year each registered political party files list of eligible candidates & each county legislative body appoints election judges from the lists. For each set of 3 judges to be appointed for each voting precinct, county legislative body shall ensure that 2 judges are appointed from political party that cast highest number of votes for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, state auditor & state treasurer, excluding votes for unopposed candidates, in voting precinct at last regular general election before appointment of election judges & 1 judge is appointed from political party with 2nd-highest number of votes.
- To sign up, contact your county clerks here.
POLL WATCHER INFO
Any individual may become a watcher in an election at any time by registering as a watcher with the administering election officer. A person that is a candidate whose name will appear on the ballot, a qualified write-in candidate for the election, a registered political party, or a political issues committee may certify an individual as an official watcher for the person.
Who is Authorized to Challenge a Voter’s Eligibility on Election Day?
A poll worker, a watcher, or an individual who lives in the voting precinct may challenge an individual’s eligibility to vote in that voting precinct or in that election.
Resources for Utah:
- Retweetable Tweet with links for Utah 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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