PRESS RELEASE from the League of Women
Contact: Maggie Duncan
Poll Workers the “Vital Backbone” of
OF WOMEN VOTERS ENCOURAGES CITIZENS TO LEND A HAND ON ELECTION DAY
DC- League of Women Voters president Mary G. Wilson emphasized the
critical need for poll workers in this high-intensity election year:
months, we have been hearing that this November 4th could
break voter turnout records in communities from coast to coast. We
couldn’t be more thrilled that so many millions of Americans are
expected to come out to express their most important democratic right.
the same time, we know that the race could be extremely tight—and lines
extremely long—in many states. That is why we are working hand in hand
with election officials nationwide to ensure they are prepared for any
situation on Election Day.
there is more to be done. I’m calling upon all available Americans to
serve as poll workers on November 4th by visiting VOTE411.org
and selecting your state. It is the most important thing you
can do to help make sure your voices—and those of your neighbors and
loved ones---are heard in this historic year.
poll workers are the vital backbone of successful elections. From
helping new voters navigate the process, to ensuring all votes are
counted fairly and accurately, they truly do make democracy work.
much is at stake to risk even a single voter being turned away because
of long lines, confusion over the rules, or other problems at the
polling place. That is why a well-staffed Election Day workforce is so
important. I urge all Americans to consider serving as a poll worker,
and visit VOTE411.org to learn about getting involved
in your state.”