As the November 7, 2017 election draws near, we are still in need of election officials (poll workers) to work the polls on Election Day.
Election Officials have the unique opportunity to catch a behind-the-scenes look at the election process. They play a vital role in bringing elections to their communities and helping voters at the polls.
Reflections from Long-term Election Officials
We asked a few of our long-time poll workers why they continue to serve each election. Here’s what they had to say:
“I love serving the people knowing that I am doing worthwhile work. It’s important to help young voters, especially to help them understand their vote really is counted.”
“One year during the presidential election we all started clapping for first-time voters. Seeing their expressions was memorable. It is really cool to see young people vote.”
“It gives me gratification to see people exercising their constitutional right to vote. Blood was shed to have these rights.”
“I feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day. That’s what keeps me coming back.”
“Elections are for the people, by the people. We are here for one another.”
“I’ve made a lot of friends doing this.”
“This will be my fourth presidential election. I’ve been doing this for about 20 years. If I would have known about being a poll worker at a younger age I would have started sooner! It makes me feel like I am participating in my government.”
Become a Poll Worker
Being a poll worker is more than passing out ballots on Election Day. It is about providing the means for those in your community to have a voice and practice their civic duty and right to vote.
If you have the extra time this upcoming November 7, please consider applying to serve your community. Poll workers earn up to $200 and all training is provided.
To learn more and apply, visit https://boe.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/becomeapollworker.aspx