Marietta, OH - Although the November elections are far away, Peggy Byers, Director for the Washington County Board of Elections thinks about them all year. There are different filing deadlines and reports before and after. One of the biggest jobs, however, is to make sure there are enough poll workers for election day.
Series of informational meetings will begin next week. She says there is a lot more to being a pollworker than people may think.
According to a news release, every Election Day, thousands of Ohioans play an important role in our democracy by helping to operate polling places. These Precinct Election Officials (P.E.O.s) work hard to ensure their neighbors can vote with ease on Election Day, while helping to safeguard the process so all Ohioans can have confidence in the results.
To become a Precinct Election Official in Ohio:
What are the benefits?
Keep in mind:
Here is the schedule of meetings:
Tuesday, May 15 at 10 AM at Washington County Public Library in Marietta
Wednesday, May 16 at 2 PM at the Barlow Library
Thursday, May 17 at 10 AM at the Belpre Library
Thursday, May 17 at 2 PM at the New Matamoras library
Thursday, May 31 at 10 AM at the Beverly library
The plan is to talk about:
Checking to see if you are registered, how do I register, what are the requirements?
Acquaint the audience with all the useful tools on our website - results, elected officials, forms, etc.
Tell them how to get their ballot when they are away from home
Recruit new poll workers