Category: Best Practices in Recruiting, Retaining, and Training Poll Workers
Work the Polls Program for Recruiting High School and College Students which has led to a more representative demographic for poll workers while increasing community involvement in elections.
Recognizing that most poll workers were 65 years of age or older, Martin County developed a Work the Polls campaign to recruit high school and college students for poll worker positions. Interns created a video to be posted on the website while staff reached out through meetings and presentations on campuses throughout Martin County. This outreach led to a more representative demographic for poll workers while increasing community involvement in the elections process.