• Campus Vote Project

National Poll Worker Shortage Creates Interesting Opportunity for College Students

The Wittenberg Torch, Emmanuel Thombs:

Campaigns such as Power The Polls, the Campus Compact Safe Elections Project, and the Campus Vote Project seek to make sure that voting as a form of civic engagement remains accessible to all. As students still on campus strategize ways which to both respect social distancing policies while also furthering their respective political causes, becoming a poll worker appears to be a strong option. In most places, poll workers are paid, which, along with protecting democracy, is a lucrative incentive for college students, who are usually low on money. Additionally, with many universities discussing the possibility of cancelling class on Election Day, being a poll worker is more accessible to students than ever.

For those seeking more information on how to become involved in their respective areas, visit Power The Polls for more information.


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