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National Poll Worker Day

Date: Friday, August 28, 2020

The Winnebago County Clerk's Office will be participating in National Poll Worker Recruitment Day on September 1st to encourage more people to sign up to become election workers for the November General Election.

Established by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, National Poll Worker Recruitment Day aims to raise awareness about the benefits and importance of poll working and inspire more Americans to volunteer.

Amid COVID-19, local election authorities, including Winnebago County, are facing a critical shortage of poll workers.  Americans are encouraged to sign up to help America vote and work the polls on Election Day.

While their specific duties and compensation vary depending on location, most jurisdictions task election workers with setting up and preparing the polling location, welcoming voters, verifying voter registrations, and issuing ballots.  Election staff and poll workers are recruited and overseen by the local election authority, which provides information and training in advance of Election Day.

Anyone interested in becoming a poll worker on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020, can visit or call 815.319.4252.



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