Help Campus Compact #PowerThePolls

Posted by Campus Compact on September 29, 2020

Help protect our democracy and ensure a safe and healthy election where everyone is able to vote. Campus Compact is helping to combat the poll worker shortage by seeking young and healthy people to contribute by serving as poll workers in their communities on Election Day.

Power the Polls is a first-of-its-kind initiative to recruit poll workers to ensure a safe, fair election for all voters.

This is a critical moment. America is in the midst of a nationwide poll worker shortage.

Most poll workers are over the age of 60 and, in the era of uncertainty caused by the coronavirus, fewer are signing up for the job.

The consequences have already been felt in several recent primaries, where poll worker shortages led to long lines and voter disenfranchisement. For example, 95% of past poll workers in Anchorage, AK, declined to work the polls this year and the state of Kentucky consolidated in-person voting in each county to a single polling place during the primary due to poll worker recruitment concerns.

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