Georgia poll workers needed for Election Day

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Georgia needs poll workers for the November election. Employees interested in serving should first talk to their supervisor about this opportunity, including how to appropriately record time off.

Georgia is leading a national movement to Secure the Vote on Election Day.

With record-breaking turnout expected for the Nov. 3 election, many counties across Georgia are seeking poll workers to help manage this increase. Having ample workers at the polls helps keep lines moving for a more positive experience for voters. Many counties also need bilingual workers to serve voters whose first language is not English.

Secure the Vote has asked University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley for Georgia’s public universities to partner with the Secretary of State to help recruit poll workers from among our faculty and staff. Augusta University employees can learn more here or visit the Poll Worker FAQ.

Be sure to talk to your supervisor if you would like to volunteer for this opportunity and submit your request for appropriate leave (annual/vacation leave and unscheduled holidays are the available categories). In addition, when you complete the poll worker volunteer form, please list “University System of Georgia” as your organization. For questions regarding leave, you also may contact Human Resources at 706-721-9365.

Students (over age 16) may also sign up to be poll workers, but please discuss the class absence with your professors first.

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Denise Parrish

Denise Parrish is Director of Communications for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic at 706-721-9760 or mparrish@augusta.edu.

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