with Americans for Prosperity
Wednesday, August 29th @ 6pm
12551 Jefferson Ave, Ste 201
Newport News, VA 23602
We need your help! We must hold our federal, state and local officials accountable. To do this, we must get to know our neighbors by discussing issues that are important to us.
The Peninsula Tea Party is partnering with Americans for Prosperity (AFP) to canvass neighborhoods. To do this, we must work together to protect individual rights.
Agenda 21 for Public Officials
ELECTION OFFICERS VOLUNTEERS
IT IS VITAL THAT WE INSURE FREE, FAIR, AND HONEST ELECTIONS THIS YEAR.
One way to make a difference is to become an Election Officer. They have a lot of authority and control of the election process. It's also a paid position. You must be a registered Virginia voter and attend a local election board training to be an Election Officer.
If you are interested in becoming an Election Officer, go to http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/officers and fill out the online Election Officer Interest form. You may also contact your local, county or City Electoral Board and fill out their Election Official Application. You must inform the local board whether you support the Democrat or Republican party.
If you cannot be an Election Officer, consider being a Poll Watcher. Poll Watchers must be registered and a resident of Virginia. Poll Watchers must show a valid photo id. You will be considered as a representative of either the Democrat or Republican Party. The selected political party may vet to determine whether you will represent them as a poll watcher.
To become a poll watcher, go and submit the "Poll Watcher's Registration" on the Virginia Voters Alliance website, http://www.virginiavotersalliance.com. You will be contacted when the online training course is available.
Please recruit your friends and neighbors to volunteer.
WE NEED YOUR HELP IN THIS UNDERTAKING. THE OPPOSITION WILL FILL ANY VOID THAT WE LEAVE EMPTY. WE MUST NOT LET THAT HAPPEN OR WE WILL CONTRIBUTE TO LOSING THIS ELECTION. THIS IS A CALL TO ARMS. YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU. VOLUNTEER TODAY.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
1. What does an election officer exactly do?
An election officer is a member of a bi-partisan team that has volunteered to run the election in the polling place. The team is responsible for insuring an election that is operated in accordance with the election laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The team opens and closes the polling place. The team is also responsible for recording the Statement of Results for their precinct that is sent to the local board of elections.
2.What does a poll watcher do?
A poll watcher is a representative designated by either the Democrat or Republican parties. In some situations the poll watcher can be inside the polling place at the request of an independent candidate. All poll watchers must present a certificate signed by a unit chair or independent candidate authorizing that person to be present in the polling place.
The poll watcher has two main duties. The first is to assist the party in their get out the vote activities usually using a list of anticipated party voters which is reported to precinct workers outside the polling place so the absent voters can be reminded to vote.
The second is to monitor the voting process to insure applicable laws are followed. If the poll watcher sees something questionable they must report it directly to the Election Chief or Assistant Chief. This is where voter fraud can be observed and reported. The poll watcher training goes into more detail about these activities.
3. Are there both inside the poll and outside the poll tasks for poll watchers? Different volunteers, or the same?
Outside volunteers are usually called outside poll workers and usually perform tasks requested by the party such as recruiting precinct volunteers and passing out sample ballots as voters enter the polling place. Outside workers must be outside the 40 foot no-electioneering zone.
Inside volunteers have the title of Poll Watchers and must present a certificate signed by the party to gain admittance to the polling place.
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