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Serving Democracy: The Vital Role of Poll Workers in Monongalia County

As our nation prepares for the May 2024 Republican primary election, the democratic spirit is alive in Monongalia County.

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True the vote. Be a poll worker!

West Virginia's Secretary of State and county clerks are diligently working to enlist the support of thousands of poll workers, crucial individuals who form the frontline of our democratic process. In Monongalia County, Republicans are encouraged to be poll workers, and the Monongalia County GOP held a community event to bring potential poll workers, candidates, and committee members together.

The Significance of Poll Workers

Poll workers are the unsung heroes of our elections, ensuring the smooth and secure functioning of polling locations. Regardless of political affiliation, these citizens play a pivotal role in upholding the democratic values we hold dear. According to the WV Secretary of State, in 2024, more than 1,680 polling locations will be strategically staffed on both Primary and General Election Days, as well as during early voting across West Virginia. Poll workers enable voters to cast their ballots with the privacy and security mandated by law and protect the integrity of the election by ensuring only eligible voters cast ballots.

For those considering joining the ranks of poll workers, compensation is provided based on specific roles, and training, a crucial aspect of the process, and comes with a stipend. To be eligible, you must be a registered voter in your county, proficient in English, and able to commit to working the entire Election Day.

Monongalia County's Call to Action

In Monongalia County, the local Republican Executive Committee platform and pledge supports free and fair elections in accordance with the constitution of the United States of America and the laws and constitution of the State of West Virginia, and recognizes the need for dozens of Republican poll workers to support early voting and Election Day operations. To encourage citizens to step up and serve in this vital capacity, a free community event for Republicans - Red, White, & You - was held on January 27, 2024.

This mixer served as an informational session and open house where attendees learned about serving as a poll worker. It was an opportunity to meet and hear from experienced individuals who have previously served, get answers to questions, and understand the importance of their role in ensuring a fair and transparent election process.

How to Get Involved

If you are interested in becoming a Republican poll worker in Monongalia County apply online via the WV Secretary of State's Office. For more information, you can also contact the Monongalia County Clerk at 304-291-7230.

Why People Attended the Mixer

Apart from the insightful discussions and networking opportunities, attendees enjoyed pizza and refreshments during the event. Additionally, a game watch party for the WVU-Oklahoma State basketball game was held, making it an enjoyable and informative afternoon.

Help Monongalia County Vote. Help America Vote.

Being a poll worker is not just a civic duty; it's a chance to actively contribute to our nation's democratic process. Those who attended the Red, White, & You Republican Mixer, not only gained valuable information but actively participated in shaping the future of our elections locally and for our country. Join us on January 27, 2024, as we come together for democracy, camaraderie, and the shared commitment to a fair and transparent electoral process in Monongalia County.

Make a Difference Even if You Can't Attend.

The Monongalia County GOP is committed to raising more money than ever before to help Republicans and advance conservative causes locally in 2024 and beyond. Donations helped underwrite this event to make this community event even more special and meaningful. Our committee is grateful to Del. Joe Statler (HD-77) for sponsoring the pizza. Contact us to inquire about future sponsorship opportunities.


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