October 03, 2017
Be a Precinct Elected Official
Each Election Day, it takes roughly 35,000 Ohioans to serve as poll workers to ensure a well-run election. The importance of finding qualified individuals to serve as poll workers cannot be understated. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s office is seeking poll workers to secure themselves a front seat to democracy in action.
In addition to serving their community, those who sign up will also be compensated for their time. They will earn around $100 for their service on Election Day and will also be paid for attending a training session. This could be used as extra spending money or even donated to a charity of their choosing.
Who can participate?
You can serve as a precinct election official (P.E.O.) in Ohio if you:
• Are a U.S. citizen
• Are at least 18 years old and registered to vote
• Are a resident of the county in which you plan to serve
• Are not running as a candidate for the election in which you are working
• Have not been convicted of a felony
• Earn more than $100 for the day in most counties.
• Gain a better understanding of the election and voting process.
• Serve your community and help democracy work by making sure every eligible voter can vote.
Find out more at www.DayforDemocracy.com.