Exercise Your 19th Amendment, Work Those Polls!

2020 in all its glory is also the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, also known as women’s right to vote! **high fives** I decided what better way to celebrate this momentous anniversary than to sign up to serve my community and become an election worker. They are in dire need, seriously dire need!

I registered online through the Secretary of State website. It is a very easy and quick process to sign up. They contacted me within days and I was in the class the next week. I have also heard they are offering the class online as well.

The next week I attended the class which was after regular business hours. It was about an hour and a half long and held at the court house. I’m not going to lie, it was total information overload on all the protocol you have to follow. I had no idea how precise every step was and all that goes into being a election worker.

Now, I knew the polls were open all day, but working them means …. it’s going to be a LONG day. We’re talking 6:00am to 8:00pm or later, especially with it being a presidential election. BUT there is an extra bonus! You do get paid for your assistance AND you’re helping out in a major election. You’re able to be on the front lines of history people!!

Work Those Polls!

There are some stipulations you must meet to be able to become an election worker:

  • Are you a registered voter in Louisiana? – GO REGISTER TO VOTE!!!
  • A registered voter who does not need assistance?
  • Are you able to attend a 1-2 hour training course as mentioned above?
  • Are you at least 17 years old and a high school senior or older?
  • Are you interested in earning a paycheck while serving the community?

I mean, helping the community and getting paid! HELLO Christmas money! Also, with this being such a pivotal election you know that means a run-off, which means another election, which means another paycheck!

Election Worker Job Description

There are a few different types of election workers. You have the choice of letting them know what you are interested or able to do. Each option has a different pay scale.

  • Election Day Worker – Works only on election days and can earn up to $200
  • Early Voting Worker – Works for 7 days excluding Sundays and earns $100 per day
  • Absentee Worker – worker Board of Election Supervisor meeting days and earns $50 per meeting

Thanks to the wonderful year we are in, you will be required to wear the always fashionable PPE. You know how sexy that is ladies!

Sign Up. Register. Celebrate.

If you haven’t already make sure you register to VOTE! November 3rd will be here before we know it and you need to make your voice heard. It’s going to be an important election and we are celebrating our RIGHT to be able to make a choice!

Sign up to become an election worker. Show your children the importance of serving your community, making your voice heard and standing up for your rights.

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Patrice is a Baton Rouge native that moved to the area to attend UL Lafayette in 2002 and never looked back. Since graduating with a degree in Public Relations she has worked in the insurance business on both personal and commercial sides. Her love of her Cajun heritage made it an easy decision to marry her New Iberia born and raised husband, Matt. They now resides in Youngsville and have two daughters Jolie (9) and Amelie (5) and her bonus son, Eli (14). On most weekdays you will find her running the roads to the dance studio, soccer field or her favorite place, 220 Fitness. The weekends are her favorite family time and are usually spent cooking with her family, watching her daughter show off her goalie skills, checking out any festival around the area, and catching all Saints and Cajuns game. She and her husband are craft beer drinkers, but she also won’t turn down a good Pinot Noir or fancy cocktail. She loves a good philanthropic event, to-do lists, singing in front of people whenever she gets the chance, her gym family and live music. Lafayette has been the perfect place to raise her children and immerse them in the culture she loves.

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