Safe Elections Project: National Effort to Train Student Poll Workers – Aug 12

Posted by Campus Compact of New York and Pennsylvania on August 4, 2020

Campus Compact of New York and Pennsylvania (CCNYPA) Joins National Effort to Train Student Poll Workers

Elections across the United States are at risk. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the older Americans who typically manage our polling places have had to withdraw. It is essential to keep polling places open to enable full participation in the 2020 election. Campus Compact believes that college students can play a critical role in protecting our election by serving as poll workers and educating their peers about the need.

The Campus Compact Safe Elections Project will enlist and train 300 students to recruit their peers as poll workers for the November 2020 election. Campus Compact will train the Student Recruiters to be effective digital organizers and educators about the importance of poll workers in our democracy.

Student Recruiters will receive a $500 stipend upon completion of three weeks of work during summer 2020. Applications are open now through 8/12. Spots are limited:

Learn more about the Campus Compact Safe Elections Project:

Please promote this opportunity to your students. Consider enacting policies that encourage and allow your students to serve as poll workers. View our toolkit with language and resources to make this as easy as possible:

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