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August 16, 2022Advocacy Matters

Help America Vote Day

Help America Vote Day

Disability Matters with Joyce Bender

August 16, 2022

#AdvocacyMatters Segment

Help America Vote Day

Today is Help America Vote Day. Help America Vote Day is a national effort to recruit new poll workers to help America vote. Help America Vote Day was established by the Election Assistance Commission in 2020 as a National Day of Action to help communities across the country recruit poll workers.

There is a critical shortage of poll workers across the country and in Pennsylvania. A poll worker is vital to our democracy. Poll workers are trained to help ensure free and fair elections by staffing polling places on election day. A poll worker sets up the polling place and may even deploy temporary modifications to ensure accessibility. A poll worker can assist people with disabilities to vote privately and independently. A poll worker greets all voters and ensures they are a registered voter in the district. A poll worker creates a positive and smooth voting experience for all voters. Specific duties and compensation can vary county by county.

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Help us spread the word that poll worker recruitment is underway across the country. You can also learn more about what poll workers do and how you can sign up as a poll worker in your state. We have a link to Pennsylvania’s poll worker recruitment website and the national Help America Vote Day recruitment tool. Just go to www.disabilityrightspa.org and click on today’s #AdvocacyMatters segment for more information and the links to learn more about being a poll worker.

Links

Pennsylvania

https://www.vote.pa.gov/resources/pages/be-a-poll-worker.aspx

Help America Vote Day

www.HelpAmericaVote.gov