Category: Best Practices in Recruiting, Retaining, and Training Poll Workers
Vote to Volunteer Program allowed the county to create existing poll worker pools as well as a pool of stand-by workers for last-minute substitutions.
The elections office designed “buck slips” to recruit poll workers and increase interest in the election worker process. The slips were included in county-wide elections and tax revenue mailings already in place. These advertisements led to a substantial increase in applications for election worker positions, allowing staff to streamline the recruitment process and focus on other needs. The increase has not only prepared for attrition in existing poll worker pools but has allowed the county to create a STAR Team of election workers on stand-by for any needed last-minute substitutions.