HELENA, Mont. — On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, election officials across the country celebrated National Poll Worker Recruitment Day with the goal of encouraging potential poll workers to help America vote. The holiday was established by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission in 2020.
Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen joined election officials in the state and nationwide in encouraging volunteers to become poll workers.
“Exercising your right to vote is one of the most important civic duties for citizens in our nation,” said Secretary Jacobsen, “but volunteering as an election judge is another important factor in continuing our successful elections in Montana. Election judges and poll workers play vital roles for the voters of Montana.”
According to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, “National Poll Worker Recruitment Day aims to address the critical shortage of poll workers, strengthen our democracy, inspire greater civic engagement and volunteerism, and help ensure free and fair elections in November and beyond.”
For more information about serving as an election judge or poll worker in Montana, interested parties may contact their county election administrator and visit the Secretary of State Office’s “Serving as an Election Judge” document online.