The Secretary of State's Office is launching a recruitment campaign for election workers for the upcoming fall elections.
"The job of an election worker entails setting up and preparing the polling location, welcoming voters, and verifying voter registrations. Election poll workers also help ensure voters understand the voting process by demonstrating how to use voting equipment and explaining voting procedures. A shortage of poll workers is a normal election concern, but risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic necessitates our office to seek additional, younger poll workers who can supplement Louisiana’s current election workers, over half of which are elderly, and could opt not to serve in the fall elections. Working as an election commissioner is a meaningful and rewarding way that everyday citizens can help America vote. Serving as an election worker is also a great way to earn a paycheck while serving your community," a release states.
The requirements for becoming an election worker include being:
· A registered voter in Louisiana
· A registered voter who does not need assistance
· Able to attend a 1-2 hour training course
· At least 17 years old and a high school senior or older
Citizens interested in accepting the call-to-action of assisting in the elections process can visit ElectionWorker.sos.la.gov [sos.la.gov] to view an informational flyer [sos.la.gov] and complete an application [sos.la.gov]. Completed applications may be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org or your parish clerk of court [sos.la.gov].