ELECTION DAY PARTICIPATION PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Would you like to learn more about the electoral process and earn community service credit hours?
The Office of Elections encourages you to become an election page for the upcoming November election if you are either:
1) Enrolled in a high school government class or
2) At least sixteen (16) years of age by the date of the next General Election
AS AN ELECTION PAGE, YOU WILL...
Complete the appropriate training class as required by the Office of Elections.
Serve an 8-hour shift in a polling place under the direct supervision of the Chief Election Officer.
Arrive on time and remain at the polling place during your assigned shift.
Maintain impartiality while serving, not discussing politics, candidates, or issues.
Dress appropriately: no jeans, shorts, sweats, or t-shirts.
Use appropriate language and behavior at all times.
Not receive compensation for serving.
MANDATORY TRAINING FOR STUDENT ELECTION PAGES
You are required to attend an Election Page training class.
The training will cover election procedures, voting machines and a short program on how to assist persons with disabilities. You will receive your Election Day assignment after training is completed.
ALL STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE AN APPLICATION FORM. The application form is updated every year and available at the end of August. If you are under the age of 18, you must have the approval of your parent/guardian and a recommendation from your teacher/guidance counselor in order to participate. The application, with all required signatures, should be returned to your teacher/advisor.
In recognition of service provided, you will be sent a "Certificate of Appreciation" following the election. School coordinators will be provided with a list of participants who attended training and served on Election Day so you will receive the appropriate community service credit.