Voter Engagement: Student Election Workers
Cook County in Illinois has been looking for students to serve as poll workers for the March 15, 2016 Presidential Primary election. This opportunity will allow students to learn about the election process, strengthen local democracy, and students will get paid for their service. Students have the opportunity to take one of two positions; Election Judge or Equipment Manager.
Northeastern Illinois University, an ADP campus, had 198 students participate in the program, which was the 5th highest among area colleges and universities.
This program is the largest poll worker program in the country with 51 colleges and universities participating. According to the case study’s report community college students were more likely to serve a second time. This program has seen increased efficiency and there were three wards where student participation solved poll worker shortages.
Do you think your students would like to partake in such an opportunity? For more information click here.