Highlights from this month’s newsletter include:
- National Poll Worker Recruitment Day Recap
- New Resources: AI Toolkit and Voting Process Changes Simulations Series
- Commissioner Hovland’s video on Engaging Student Voters in College Communities
Thank you for making National Poll Worker Recruitment Day 2023 a success!
The EAC’s third annual National Poll Worker Recruitment Day was a resounding success thanks to the efforts of election offices, organizations, and individuals across the country. Social media was flooded with information on how to sign up to be a poll worker in your local community. State and local election offices across 40 states and the District of Columbia participated in National Poll Worker Recruitment Day this year.
While National Poll Worker Recruitment Day 2023 has passed, EAC resources, such as the customizable graphics, can be used at any time for poll worker recruitment efforts. In addition to social media, you can add them to mailers, flyers, newsletters, videos, and other creative efforts.
The EAC also added the following resources on poll workers to its toolbox in August:
A new blog post, Best Practices for Recruiting High School and College Students is aimed at supporting recruitment efforts among high school and college students.
To help understand the different legal requirements and regulations for serving as a poll worker in each state, territory, and the District of Columbia, the EAC put together a State-by-State Poll Worker Compendium.
The EAC also released this Quick Tips Guide to help election officials recruit poll workers, from general to targeted demographics.
Commissioner Donald Palmer interviewed election officials about their poll worker best practices and activities for National Poll Worker Recruitment Day to mark the occasion. You can watch the interview here.
Make sure to mark your calendars for next year!
Help America Vote Day will be on January 30, 2024
National Poll Worker Recruitment Day will be August 1, 2024.
Information on these efforts will be available at helpamericavote.gov and the EAC’s newsletter.
The impact of artificial intelligence is yet to be seen, but like any technology, AI tools are used for a variety of purposes—good, bad, and neutral. This new EAC toolkit provides election officials with a general understanding of AI tools, and the opportunities and threats that they create for effective election administration. View it here.
The resource includes:
An overview of existing AI tools;
A Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis of these tools in the field of election administration;
Communications Tips and Best Practices for Navigating AI-generated Content;
A handout template that election officials can use to direct voters and constituents to verifiable sources of accurate information.