Election Officials

Help America Vote College Program

The College Program grants are authorized under the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) to encourage student participation as poll workers or assistants, to foster student interest in the elections process, and to encourage state and local governments to use students as poll workers. The grants also aim to relieve poll worker shortages. A 2005 EAC report found that during the last presidential election, 5.8 percent of polling places and 4 percent of precincts did not have the minimum number of required poll workers. This grant program will also leverage the technology skills of a tech-savvy generation as well as recruit the next generation of poll workers.

Tips to Become a Poll Worker

 

2010 Help America Vote College Program

The application deadline was March 31, 2010.  EAC made available $750,000 in grant funds for a three-year award to recruit, train and support college students to assist state and local governments in the administration of elections by serving as nonpartisan poll workers or assistants. For additional application information and instructions, read the official federal grant notice.

Grant Application and Instructions

2010 Help America Vote College Program Recipients

 

2009 Help America Vote College Program

The application deadline was July 16, 2009. EAC made available $750,000 in grant funds for a two-year award to recruit, train and support college students to assist state and local governments in the administration of elections by serving as nonpartisan poll workers or assistants. For additional application information and instructions, read the official federal grant notice.

Grant Application and Instructions

2009 Help America Vote College Program Recipients

 

2008 Help America Vote College Program

2008 Help America Vote College Program Recipients

 

2006 Help America Vote College Program

2006 Help America Vote College Program Recipients

 

2004 Help America Vote College Program

2004 Help America Vote College Program Recipients

 
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