The Nov. 3 Election Day is less than 50 days away. Here is how you can change America while putting a few extra dollars in your pocket.
According to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, becoming an election worker is simple, and it starts by checking the rules in your state:
- Find out if you must be a registered voter in the state.
- Find out if there is an age requirement.
- Find out if there is a residency requirement.
- Find out if political party affiliation is required.
If you meet the qualifications, contact your local election office to sign up, or get information emailed to you by signing up with nonprofit organization Power The Polls.
Without enough poll workers, cities and counties will have to close precincts and consolidate voting centers, which creates long lines and bigger crowds. It also can disenfranchise older voters, working parents, voters with a disability who cannot cast a ballot by mail, and voters without reliable vehicles.
According to Pew Research, 58% of poll workers in the 2018 election were over the age of 60, a demographic that is particularly susceptible to coronavirus. So health concerns have left hundreds of thousands of polling place shifts unfilled.
Some states offer absentee ballots by mail to voters who will be unable to vote in person. Check your local post office to learn if mail-in voting applies to your state.
Sign up HERE!
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