Pennsylvanians are urged to sign up to be poll workers in their county for the Nov. 2 election.
“Poll workers play an integral role in the electoral process and support state and county election officials as they protect the integrity of elections,” said Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffrenreid. “Serving as a poll worker is one of the best ways for Pennsylvanians to learn firsthand how elections are run.
“Here in Pennsylvania and across the nation, there is a serious shortage of poll workers. Working at the polls is a great way to be civically engaged and be of service to your community and to your friends and neighbors as they exercise their right to vote.”
Poll workers must be 18 years old and registered to vote in the county in which they want to serve as a poll worker. Exceptions to the age requirement exist for high school students who are at least 17 years old and want to serve as poll workers.
Poll workers receive training from and are paid by their county. Some counties need multi-lingual poll workers to provide language assistance at polling places to voters who have limited English proficiency.
Visit votesPA.com/getinvolved for more information.