Voting Blogs: A case study on college poll workers – An in-depth look at the Chicago Program | electionlineWeekly

October 2, 2015

Elections officials looking to improve efficiency on election day should look no further than the nearest college, university or community college according to a recent study of the college poll worker program in Chicago. Among other things, the Student Leaders in Elections: A Case Study in College Poll Worker Recruitment found that recruiting college poll workers helps improve the transmission of election results, makes it easier to staff polling places in need because students aren’t married to a location and students who served as bilingual poll workers are more likely to serve in future elections. The U.S. Election Assistance Commission has long supported the practice of college poll workers and one of the recommendations of Presidential Commission on Election Administration was for jurisdictions to recruit more college students as poll workers.  Read more: https://www.verifiedvoting.org/a-case-study-on-college-poll-workers-an-in-depth-look-at-the-chicago-program-electionlineweekly/