Retired?, 16? or 17?, or Just Committed To Democracy?

Learning Opportunity
Long Hours – Low Pay – Steady, Yet Infrequent Work
Cannot Be Outsourced From Your Community

Become an Election Official

There is a great opportunity for you to contribute to democracy and learn about our election process at the same time. Become an Election Official – Serve at a polling place in your town or another town in Connecticut.

Learn: What are the detailed rules for the conduct of election day in Connecticut? How are they implemented in a town or specific polling place? What challenges do poll workers face?What challenges do Registrars face in recruiting, training, and supervising poll workers? What would suggest to improve the system?

Apply Within Connecticut call a Registrar (google “town name Connecticut Registrar of Voters) or <list>

Read More About the Positions Available: <Connecticut Moderator’s Handbook>

Special Program For Students 16 or 17:

Sec. 9-235d. Citizens sixteen or seventeen years of age authorized to serve as election or primary officials. Requirements. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of sections 9-233, 9-235 and 9-258 to the contrary, a United States citizen who is sixteen or seventeen years of age and a bona fide resident of a town may be (1) appointed as a challenger or unofficial checker in an election, or (2) appointed as a checker, translator or voting machine tender in an election after (A) attending poll worker training, and (B) receiving the written permission of a parent, guardian or the principal of the school that the citizen attends if the citizen is a secondary school student and the citizen is to be appointed to work on a day when such school is in session.

(b) Notwithstanding any provision of section 9-436 or 9-436a to the contrary, a United States citizen who is sixteen or seventeen years of age and a bona fide resident of a town or political subdivision holding a primary may be (1) appointed as a challenger or candidate checker in the primary, or (2) appointed as a checker, translator or voting machine tender in a primary after (A) attending poll worker training, and (B) receiving the written permission of a parent, guardian or the principal of the school that the citizen attends if the citizen is a secondary school student and the citizen is to be appointed to work on a day when such school is in session.

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