This is a reminder that the RPOF needs your help to sign up REPUBLICAN VOLUNTEER POLL WATCHERS for 2020.
A Separate Form Must Be Submitted for Both Early Voting and Election Day for the Primary and General Election.
A poll watcher:
- Must be a qualified and registered voter of the county in which they serve as poll watcher.
- Cannot be a candidate, sheriff, deputy sheriff, policeman, or other law enforcement officer.
- Who is designated for a specific location is not precluded from going to another polling room/EV area if the number of poll watchers at any particular polling room/EV area does not exceed the allowable number for the applicable candidate/political party/political committee.
- Who is designated for “All locations/areas” (at-large) is not permitted to be present in a polling room/EV area at the same time as another poll watcher designated by the same candidate/political party/political committee.
- Will be provided a Poll Watcher Identification Badge by the Supervisor of Elections. The poll watcher must wear his or her Poll Watcher Identification Badge while in the polling room or EV area.
- Must bring his or her own materials and necessities.
- Is allowed within the polling room to observe the conduct of the election. He or she may not obstruct the orderly conduct of the election.
- May observe the voter check-in process. He or she may not come closer to the inspectors’ table or the voting booths than is reasonably necessary to perform the poll watcher’s functions.
- May not speak to or otherwise interact with voters nor provide assistance to a voter in any way with the voting of his/her ballot, unless a Request for Assistance Form is completed at the voter’s request.
- May make and provide written voter challenges to the precinct clerk.
- Shall pose any questions regarding polling place procedures directly to the precinct clerk for resolution.