UWG – Best of the West — Student Poll Worker Training was held on Thursday, September 29 at the Carroll County Board of Elections office.
Guest speakers were: The Honorable Mike Dugan, Senator District 30/ UWG Alumnus and the Honorable Michelle Morgan, County District 4 Commissioner/UWG Alumnus, and Anne Lee, Carroll County Human Resources Director.
In preparation for the very busy November General Presidential Election, Carroll County Board of Elections & Registration Supervisor, Greg Rigby, in partnership with the University of West Georgia (UWG) Student Government Association, UWG History and Political Science Departments trained over thirty “Best of the West” student poll workers.
Selected student candidates received thorough training from Carroll County Board of Elections & Registration staff in the following positions: certificate; Express Polls; and, basic functions of DRE opening/closing.
Greg Rigby says, “We expect a high turnout in November and success will be challenging on many fronts; highly trained and motivated student poll workers will provide the Carroll County Board of Elections & Registration with the ability to meet those challenges.
An important part of the Carroll County Board of Elections & Registration mission is to foster and inspire younger members of the electorate to respect the election process for future generations to come. The United States election process is unique worldwide and this partnership allows each of us with a rare opportunity to steward younger adults during an important election, instilling in them a new respect for the freedoms we share as a country.
College students are generally more comfortable with the latest computer technology/software and will bring dynamic energy/essential skills to the polling place that will benefit the Carroll County Board of Elections & Registration. In turn, students will be provided unique job experience as poll workers assisting the community at large. This win-win partnership will provide students an opportunity to experience public service as active participants in the Presidential election process, which in turn will help them develop a greater appreciation to the importance of lifelong civic involvement.”