As the upcoming election season approaches, Lenawee County is gearing up to launch a new centralized early voting site. In preparation for this milestone initiative, the county is actively seeking poll workers to facilitate the smooth operation of this crucial civic endeavor.
Early voting will be available beginning with the presidential primary in 2024 and every statewide and federal election thereafter. More information on early voting can be found on the Secretary of State website.
The introduction of a centralized early voting site in Lenawee County marks a significant step towards enhancing accessibility and convenience for voters across the county. This innovative approach aims to streamline the voting process, providing residents with an extended opportunity to cast their ballots ahead of election day, while also providing our municipalities with significant savings.
To ensure the success of this initiative, we are reaching out to individuals with prior experience as poll workers. Their expertise and familiarity with election procedures will be invaluable in maintaining efficiency and upholding the integrity of the electoral process. We are also interested in training a limited number of individuals with no prior experience who are interested in becoming a poll worker.
The responsibilities of poll workers at the new centralized early voting site will encompass various crucial tasks. These may include:
- Assisting voters in understanding the voting process.
- Verifying voter registrations and eligibility.
- Overseeing the operation of voting equipment.
- Ensuring the security and confidentiality of ballots.
- Providing guidance and support to voters with special needs.
Individuals with prior experience as poll workers bring a wealth of knowledge and proficiency that significantly contributes to the smooth functioning of polling stations. Their ability to navigate election procedures with accuracy and professionalism is indispensable, particularly in a setting designed to accommodate a higher volume of early voters.
Moreover, working as a poll worker offers a unique opportunity to actively participate in the democratic process while serving the local community. It's a role that carries immense importance in upholding the fundamental principles of democracy by ensuring that every eligible voter can exercise their right to vote freely and securely.
For those interested in becoming a part of this pivotal initiative in Lenawee County, we encourage experienced poll workers to step forward and apply. Their expertise will play a pivotal role in ensuring the success of the new centralized early voting site, thereby contributing to the democratic process and fostering civic engagement within the community.
How to Apply:
- Fill out the application.
- Submit completed application by December 10, 2023 to Michelle Bates by email, or by mail/in-person at:
Lenawee County Election Department
113 W Front Street
Adrian, MI 49221
If you have any questions, please contact the Lenawee County Election Coordinator, Michelle Bates at 517-264-4771 or by email.