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New York state and local election boards looking for more poll workers

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Posted at 7:43 AM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 07:43:09-04

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — Ahead of National Poll Worker Recruitment Day on September 1st, the New York State Board of Elections is looking to recruit workers for the November elections and beyond.

Poll workers would help with the following

  • prepare the polling place for voting
  • set up voting equipment
  • sign-in and process voters
  • enforce social distancing
  • demonstrate voting procedures
  • sanitize voting equipment
  • assist voters
  • close the polling place
  • canvass and report election results

“By encouraging more people to become poll workers in their communities, National Poll Worker Recruitment Day aims to address the critical shortage of poll workers, strengthen our democracy, inspire greater civic engagement and volunteerism, and help ensure free and fair elections in November and beyond,” said Robert Brehm, Co-Executive Director of the State Board of Elections.

You will get paid for training and each election day.

You can fill out the election form here.