Be a Guardian of Democracy! #BeAPollWorker

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As well as VOTING & REGISTERING others, being a Poll Worker (or Poll Watcher) is one of the best ways to help democracy & ensure fair elections. State-by-State Poll Worker requirements for ALL 50 STATES & links to sign up below!

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BE A GUARDIAN FOR DEMOCRACY!
Be A Youth Poll Worker! Be the one to make a difference. Volunteer to be a Poll Worker. Wear a mask & bring hand sanitizer. Help fight voter suppression in the 2020 election.

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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) Be A Guardian of Democracy! Be a Poll Worker or Watcher

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ALABAMA! BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be a Poll Worker in Alabama! Sign up at local board of elections here: sos.alabama.gov/alabama-votes/…
Poll watchers: 1 per party per station
Student Application sos.alabama.gov/sites/default/…

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ALASKA! BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be a Poll Worker in Alaska!
Learn more & links to sign up here: elections.alaska.gov/Core/workers_p…
Youth Ambassador info here: elections.alaska.gov/Core/workers_y…

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ARIZONA! BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be a Poll Worker in Arizona! To sign up, contact local board of elections: Find here: azsos.gov/county-electio…
Info azsos.gov/pollworke
Poll Watchers: 1 per precinct
Detailed info here: https://pc2a.info/PollWorkerArizona…

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ARKANSAS! BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be a Poll Worker in Arkansas (Clerk, Judge, Inspector)
To sign up, contact county election commissioner. Find yours here arkansas.gov/sbec/election-…
Poll Watcher – 1 per candidate
Youth info: /https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2020/jan/30/teens-learn-ropes-as-poll-workers-20200/

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CALIFORNIA! BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be a Poll Worker in California
Contact the local board of elections
Find yours here: sos.ca.gov/elections/voti…
Further info: sos.ca.gov/elections/poll…
Students: elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/pdfs/student-p…

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COLORADO! BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be a Poll Worker (Election Judge) in Colorado!
Contact county election officials: sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections…
Info: sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections…
More info: https://pc2a.info/PollWorkerColorado

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CONNECTICUT! BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be a Poll Worker in Connecticut!
Contact local registrar’s office here: https://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Election-Services/Find-Your-Town-Clerk-Registrar-and-Elected-Officials/Find-Your-Town-Clerk-Registrar-of-Voters-and-Elected-Officials
Students 16+
Poll Watcher: Designated by town chairman of each party 2+ days before the election.
Info: https://pc2a.info/PollWorkerConnecticut

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DELAWARE! BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker!
Application elections.delaware.gov/pubs/pdfs/elec…
Info elections.delaware.gov/information/el…

Poll Watcher: County party chair appoints 1 observer for provisional ballots tally
Students: elections.delaware.gov/pubs/pdfs/stud…

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FLORIDA BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker in Florida!
County Contacts here: dos.myflorida.com/elections/cont…
Poll Watcher: 1 per party & 1 per candidate
Detailed info: https://pc2a.info/PollWorkerFlorida
Students Age 16+ qualify

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GEORGIA BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be a Poll Worker in Georgia!
Contact local board of elections.
Find them here: sos.ga.gov/cgi-bin/county…
Info: georgiapollworkers.sos.ga.gov/Pages/default.…
Poll WatcherS: 2 per precinct
STUDENTS: sos.ga.gov/index.php/elec…

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Beginning in 2020, Hawaii will be all vote by mail.
Traditional Election Day polling places will NOT be available!
Info: https://elections.hawaii.gov/resources/county-election-divisions/
Poll Watchers: Names must be submitted to local election officials 10 days before election; 1 per party.

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IDAHO BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker in Idaho!
Contact your county clerk here: idahovotes.gov/county-clerks/
Info: https://idahovotes.gov/poll-workers/
Poll Watcher: 1 person authorized by each political party
STUDENTS 16+ qualify!

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ILLINOIS Be A Guardian of Democracy!
Be A Poll Worker in Illinois!
STUDENTS, too!
Contact election authority: elections.il.gov/ElectionOperat… cookcountyil.gov/service/electi…
Poll Watcher: Parties & candidates appoint 2 per precinct
INFO: https://pc2a.info/PollWorkerIllinois

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INDIANA, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker Indiana!
Contact county election board: indianavoters.in.gov/CountyContact/…
Info in.gov/sos/elections/…
Poll Watcher: 1 watcher per political party & media
STUDENTS 16+: in.gov/sos/elections/…

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IOWA, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCREACY!
Be A Poll Worker in Iowa!
Contact County Auditor Ofc/ Elections Commissioner. Find here: sos.iowa.gov/elections/audi…
Poll Watchers: < 3 at a time per party
Info: https://pc2a.info/PollWorkerIowa

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KANSAS, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker in Kansas!
Contact County election office: sos.ks.gov/elections/coun…
Poll Watcher: 1 Rep per polling place
STUDENT Application
sos.ks.gov/other/pubs/Stu…
Volunteer Info: voteks.org/after-you-vote…

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KENTUCKY BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker (Precinct Officer) in Kentucky!
Students 18+, too!
Contact county clerks:elect.ky.gov/About-Us/Pages…
Info: elect.ky.gov/Voters/Pages/B…
Poll Watcher: No more than 2 people appointed by each party per precinct

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LOUISIANA, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be a Poll Worker (Election Commissioner) Louisiana!
Poll Commissioner application sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVo…
Students 17+, too!
To Parish Clerk Addresses here sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVo…
Help fight Voter Suppression!

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MAINE, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker (Warden, Ward Clerk, Election Clerk, Deputy Registrar) in Maine!
To sign up, contact your Municipal Registrar maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/m…
Info: https://www.voteinmaine.com/work/
Students 17+, too!
More info: https://pc2a.info/PollWorkerMaine

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MARYLAND, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker (Challenger, Watcher, Election Judge, Registration Volunteer) in Maryland!
STUDENTS 16+, too!
Contact Local Board of Elections
Find them here: elections.maryland.gov/about/county_b…
Info: elections.state.md.us/get_involved/i…

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MASSACHUSETTS, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
To sign up, contact your local board of elections
Find them here: sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleclk/clk…
Students 16+, too!
Info sec.state.ma.us/ele/covid-19/p…
More info: https://pc2a.info/PollWorkerMassachusetts

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MICHIGAN, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker (Precinct Inspector, Election Inspector) Michigan:
Application here: michigan.gov/documents/Elec…
Info: michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-1…
STUDENTS 16+: michigan.gov/documents/sos/…

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MINNESOTA, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker (Election Judge) in Minnesota!
Contact a city/county election office using info below.
sos.state.mn.us/elections-voti…
STUDENTS 16+ can qualify. And be paid!

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MISSISSIPPI, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker in Mississippi!
To sign up, contact your local board of elections. Find them here: sos.ms.gov/Elections-Voti…
STUDENTS 16+ qualify!
Info sos.ms.gov/Elections-Voti…

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MISSOURI, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker in Missouri!
STUDENTS 15+ qualify
To sign up fill out this form: s1.sos.mo.gov/pollworker/sig…
or contact local election authority here sos.mo.gov/elections/goVo…
Info: sos.mo.gov/pollworker/faqs

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MONTANA, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker (Election Judge) in Montana!
Contact county election administrator sosmt.gov/Portals/142/El…
Info sos.mt.gov/elections/judg…
#PollWatcher: 1 poll watcher per party per polling place; no candidates

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NEBRASKA, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker (Election Worker)!
Students 16+ qualify!
Application here – https://sos.nebraska.gov/become-proud-poll-worker
Contact County election office: https://sos.nebraska.gov/elections/election-officials-contact-information
Poll Worker – 1 observer per party per station

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NEVADA, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker in Nevada!
To sign up, contact your local board of elections nvsos.gov/sos/elections/…
Poll Watcher: Members of general public may be poll watchers, but not media

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NEW HAMPSHIRE, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker (Moderator, Ward Clerk, Selectmen) New Hampshire!
Students 17+ qualify
County clerks app.sos.nh.gov/Public/ClerkDe…
City Clerks nhctca.com/wp-content/upl…
Poll Watcher: State & municipal party committees appoint challengers

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NEW JERSEY, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker in New Jersey!
Students 16+
Application: nj.gov/state/election…
County board of elections addresses: nj.gov/state/election…
Poll Watcher: County cmte chairs appoint 2 challengers per district

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NEW MEXICO, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker in New Mexico!
To sign up contact County Clerk here: sos.state.nm.us/voting-and-ele…
Students 16+, too!
Poll Watchers: 1 watcher at a time in a polling location.
INFO: sos.state.nm.us/voting-and-ele…

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NEW YORK, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker in New York!
Application here: elections.ny.gov/BecomePollwork…
Students 16+ qualify!
Contact local board of elections here: elections.ny.gov/CountyBoards.h…
Poll Watcher: 2+ candidates can appoint

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NORTH CAROLINA, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker (Election Official) in North Carolina!
To sign up, contact local board of elections vt.ncsbe.gov/BOEInfo
Students 17+, too!
Info ncsbe.gov/get-involved
Poll Watcher: 2 observers per polling place

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NORTH DAKOTA, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker in North Dakota!
To sign up, contact your county election officials. Find them here: vip.sos.nd.gov/CountyAuditors…
Students 16+ qualify!
Voting Rules & Rights aclund.org/sites/default/…

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OHIO, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY
Be A Poll Worker (Precinct Election Official/PEO) in Ohio!
Apply Online here ohiosos.gov/elections/prec…
Or contact County Board of Elections here: sos.state.oh.us/elections/elec…
STUDENTS 17+ Info: acluohio.org/assets/issues/…

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OKLAHOMA, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker in Oklahoma!
Contact your County Election Board (CEB) ok.gov/elections/docu…
Poll Watchers: Any candidate must file with Sec.of State/CEB

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OREGON, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Oregon has Vote by Mail and does not have traditional polling places that require Poll Watchers.
BUT, to find out how you can volunteer on Election Day, contact here: http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Pages/countyofficials.aspx
Poll Watcher: May watch county clerk count ballots

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PENNSYLVANIA, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker (Judge, Minority/Majority Inspector) in Pennsylvania!
17+ To signup, contact County Election Office – http://votespa.com/en-us/voting-and-elections/be-prepared/Pages/County-Contact-Information.aspx
Poll Watchers: Candidates can appoint 2 & parties 3 per district – https://www.votespa.com/Resources/Pages/Be-a-Poll-Worker.aspx

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RHODE ISLAND, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker in Rhode Island!
Application vote.sos.ri.gov/Elections/Poll…
Students 17+
Contact local board of canvassers vote.sos.ri.gov/Elections/Loca…
Info https://t.co/w4FUuEMmFX
Poll Watcher: Parties appoint checkers, runners & watchers

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SOUTH CAROLINA, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker in South Carolina!
Info: scvotes.org/poll-manager-i…
Application scvotes.org/files/yes.html
*Students 16+
Send to County Election Commission, addresses here: scvotes.org/how_register_a…
Poll Watcher: 2/party per/1,000 voters/polling place

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SOUTH DAKOTA, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker (Precinct Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent, Ballot Clerk, Voter Assist Terminal, Absentee Deputy) in South Dakota!
sdsos.gov/elections-voti…
County Auditors sdcounties.org
Poll Watcher: 1 per polling place/party

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TENNESSEE, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker Tennessee!
Info sos.tn.gov/products/elect…
Students 17+, too!
To signup, contact county election commission here: tnsos.org/elections/elec…
Poll Watcher: Each candidate can have 1 & each party 2 #Election2020

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TEXAS, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker (Judge, Clerk) in Texas!
Contact your county clerks to signup: sos.state.tx.us/elections/vote…
Poll Watcher: Max of 7 per early voting site & 2 per Election Day site #Election2020
Students 16+ application: sos.state.tx.us/elections/form…

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UTAH, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker in Utah!
Contact county clerks elections.utah.gov/election-resou…
Students 16+ qualify!
Poll Watcher: 1 watches ballot counting; 1 inspects ballot packages.

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VERMONT BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker Vermont!
To signup, contact your town clerks here: sos.vermont.gov/elections/town…
16+ years qualify!
Poll Watcher: No more than 2 representatives outside the guardrail.

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VIRGINIA! BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker (Election Officer) in Virginia!
Students 16+ can qualify
Contact local voter registration office: vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformati…
Or fill out the Online Application here – https://fs28.formsite.com/vaelect/OfficerOfElection/index.html
Info elections.virginia.gov/officer-of-ele…

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WASHINGTON! Be A Guardian of Democracy!
Washington has vote by mail & not traditional polling
BUT, to Volunteer on Election Day, contact county auditors sos.wa.gov/elections/audi…
Poll Watchers: County auditors must request observers appointed by political parties be present

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WEST VIRGINIA, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be a Poll Worker West Virginia!
Students 16+ can qualify!
Register here services.sos.wv.gov/Elections/Poll…
Appointed by County Executive Committees.
Info: sos.wv.gov/elections/Page…
Poll Watchers not permitted

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WISCONSIN, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be a Poll Worker in Wisconsin!
Students 16+!
Info elections.wi.gov/elections-voti…
Democratic County Chairs: https://wisdems.org/county-parties
County Clerks elections.wi.gov/clerks/directo…
Poll Watcher: Any member of public

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WYOMING, BE A GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY
Be A Poll Worker (Election Judge) in Wyoming!
Contact County Clerks here: sos.wyo.gov/Elections/Docs…
Info sos.wyo.gov/Elections/Beco…
Poll Watchers: 1 per party
STUDENTS 16+ APPLICATION here: sos.wyo.gov/Forms/Election…

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BE A GUARDIAN FOR DEMOCRACY!
Be A Poll Worker!
Being a Poll Worker (or Poll Watcher) helps ensure fair elections.
State-by-State Requirements
for ALL 50 STATES – https://www.postcardsforamerica.com/be-a-poll-worker.html

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