GEORGIA NEEDS YOU!
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During the June 9 primary election, Georgia citizens experienced long lines, trouble with the computers, and various other problems with in-person voting. One major reason for this hardship was that the counties simply failed to have enough poll workers to run an effective election.
Early in-person voting begins on Monday, October 12 and ends on Friday, October 30. On November 3, Georgia voters will also cast their ballots in the general election. Georgia is particularly in need of poll workers who are
• younger Georgians who are at lower risk of COVID-19 complications
• lawyers committed to understanding the ins and outs of election law and administration, or
• tech-savvy to help keep the electronic voter machines up and running.
We also encourage and will help facilitate members of organizations to sign up together as poll workers and adopt polling precincts in their respective counties.
if you would like to assist us in our efforts, please click here to sign up as a poll worker in your county.
The ACLU of Georgia will be in touch to help you sign up, train, and get scheduled with your county of residence to work the polls in August and/or November.
Together, we can protect every Georgian’s sacred right to vote!
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The August 11 runoff was the pilot phase of the program. The ACLU of Georgia recruited poll workers who helped us determine what changes need to be put in place prior to the November 3 general election. Whether you are interested in working the polls during Early In-Person Voting or on the final day of this election season -- Tuesday, November 3, we encourage you to submit this form.
Phase One: August 11th Runoff Election
• The ACLU of Georgia recruit poll workers for the August 11th runoff— specifically for the state’s largest counties: Fulton, Cobb, Gwinnett, and DeKalb. We ensured that all poll workers began training prior to the August 11th runoff election in order to gain experience prior to serving during the Early In-Person days and/or the final day of this election season: Tuesday, November 3rd.
Phase Two: November 3rd General Election
• The ACLU of Georgia is looking to recruit at least 1,000 poll workers in the four largest counties: Cobb, Gwinnett, Fulton, and Dekalb. We hope to recruit 2,000 poll workers for the entire state.
• In order to have poll workers who understand the intricacies of election law, the ACLU of Georgia is aiming to recruit 700 lawyers working the polls in the four largest counties, with approximately one lawyer per polling site.
Polling Precinct Adoption Program
• In addition to recruiting poll workers, the ACLU of Georgia wants to help civic organizations “adopt” polling precincts, which means members of organizations can work certain polling locations together to ensure that polling precincts are fully staffed, that any issues that arise can be addressed well with a team that is used to working together, and that the community has trust in the polling precinct and process.
Click here for the Adopt a Poll Partnership Agreement.
Contact the program
To contact the ACLU of Georgia regarding the Poll Worker Recruitment Program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.