Volunteering as a poll worker at your local polling station!
In April, during our last major presidential primary election, 97.3% of Milwaukee's polling stations were closed because we didn't have enough volunteers.
Green Bay had 93.3% of its polling stations closed. La Crosse had 38.5% polling stations closed, and Madison had 28% closed.
Polling sites were closed during the primary when there were not enough poll workers available due to the pandemic. Your typical poll worker is a senior citizen, which is a high risk group for Covid-19.
Cities all across Wisconsin are looking for individuals interested in working the polling locations on an election day! If you are young and healthy, consider doing your part to make this a safe and fair election. (By the way, his is a paid position!)
Poll workers are appointed to two-year terms so you will be asked to make a minimum two-year commitment. However, committing to one election cycle (Primary/General) is also appreciated.
You can contact your municipal clerk directly to find out more about the application process for your election office. Click here to see which positions are available.
Encourage your friends and family to vote
Every vote counts. Talk to your friends and family about the election and encourage them to vote. You can help them register by sharing this page. And remember to help them request an absentee ballot so they can vote early.
Share your vote plan with others
You’re more likely to follow through on your plan if you announce it to your friends and family. Sharing your game plan to vote also encourages others to consider how they will vote this year and if they need to take any special steps (like sign up for absentee voting) in order to do so.