Want to help our democracy? Consider serving as a poll worker in this year’s elections.
Our union has partnered with Power the Polls, a group whose aim is to make sure elections are safe, fair and efficient for all voters. Power the Polls hopes to persuade 250,000 Americans to serve as poll workers this year.
AFSCME is looking for healthy members who are willing to step up and serve as poll workers.
AFSCME and Power the Polls are encouraging healthy volunteers to staff polling locations during early voting and on Nov. 3. Poll workers will make sure elections technology works properly and efficiently and help voters resolve various election-related issues.
This effort will be particularly important this year because a large number of poll workers, who tend to be older, are unwilling or unable to participate due to COVID-19 concerns.
Without enough poll workers, officials will close some voting locations. And lines will stretch for hours after polls close. This year, long lines and too few polling places plagued primary elections in Georgia and Wisconsin.
Visit afscme.org/polls for more information.