By Karen Mitchell, LWVS President, 2019-2020
You want to help move our democracy forward. You keep thinking, “What else can I do?”
What if you decided to be a POLL WORKER? You would help people to vote and get paid for doing it. YOU ARE NEEDED.
We will be using a different voting machine beginning in the November 5th elections. Why not attend the training and learn how they work? Then you will be ready to work at the polling places. After that, you’ll be ready to help with these elections in 2020:
Our local Voter Registration and Election Office needs trained poll workers (called managers most of the time). You get paid $135.00. You can do some online training and/or in person training. This will be probably be done sometime from mid-September to mid-October this year.
Working the polls is a long, tiring day, no two ways about it, from 7am to 7 pm. The reward is that YOU have done one more thing to help our democracy work!
Having worked as a poll manager, let me say that it feels good to have helped democracy work. You see and meet all sorts of people, all of whom want to vote and be heard. Help them make it happen - Be A Poll Manager.
Call 864-596-2549 to get more information from the Voter Registration office.
The LWVS Blog is authored by members of the League of Women Voters of Spartanburg County with a central editor.