Poll Worker, Esq.

The Standing Committee on Election Law is thankful to all of the poll workers across the country who made the election a safe and fair one. The poll worker’s job is never easy, but this year was particularly challenging. Given a health crisis, an extended election period, and attacks on their integrity, we owe them a special debt of gratitude. Among them are many ABA members, who signed up this year through our Poll Worker, Esq. program. But whether they signed up through the ABA or not, poll workers are the unsung heroes of Election 2020.

Be a Poll Worker!

The Poll Worker, Esq. initiative encourages lawyers and law students to work to ensure the voting process is safe and efficient and that all eligible votes are counted. To learn more, please watch this message from the ABA, NASS and NASED; and, visit canivote.org to learn how to become a poll worker in your community.

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Earn CLE for Your Service

Ohio, Indiana, Florida, Virginia, South Carolina, Kentucky and Nebraska provide CLE credit for lawyers who train for service and who work the polls. If your state hasn’t taken this step, encourage your state’s accrediting agency to provide such an incentive!

NOTICE from National Association of Secretaries of State

The Issue: The recent outbreak of COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus, in the United States has renewed questions about the administration of elections in emergency situations. This document is intended to provide a general overview of state policies on this topic, as well as an update on efforts by election officials to deal with potential issues posed specifically by COVID-19.

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Civic engagement is at the very core of our democracy, make sure you have a say in your government, and most importantly your life.

It's as easy as: 1) REGISTER to vote, 2) VOTE, and 3) VOLUNTEER at the polls.