YOUR GOAL Focus on voters! Give out Sample Ballots! Be friendly!
What to do before showing up for your time slot: BE PREPARED!
- READ the SAMPLE BALLOTS and/or Candidate info - be able to help voters find the information desired.
- BRING A CELL PHONE, if you have one. Bottled drinks and snacks are appropriate. If the weather is bad, bring rain gear and warm clothes. If you have a tool for accessing the Internet, please bring it to help voters look up their registration information (see below).
- Assure voters they can use Sample Ballot inside the voting booth.
- If voter in wrong precinct, send to right precinct if possible. Otherwise can vote provisional ballot.
- To look up correct location for voting if there are questions: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/
- No Voter ID is required to vote!
- Interacting with Voters - “Just be nice out there.”
- Wear a badge/sticker identifying yourself as a Candidate volunteer.
- Stay focused on voters. Avoid getting caught in conversation with other volunteers or protesters.
- Be friendly and polite to all voters.
- Position yourself where most voters will pass.
- Step forward and greet the voters. For example: “Good morning. Would you like a Sample Ballot? Or Candidate Information?”
- Be helpful. Answer questions and/or clarify misconceptions.
- Some voters obviously don’t want to interact (passing by quickly with averted eyes). Let them pass.
- Annoying or intimidating voters: be courteous; don’t argue; distract or ignore if persons are keeping you from helping others. Ask or call for assistance from others, if needed. Write down names and actions for future volunteers’ info.
- Thank all departing voters for voting. Encourage them to send their friends.
OBEY THE RULES Stay in the boundaries! Report irregularities!
Maintain the 50-foot limit from the polling place laid out by officials. It is OK to call out to voters while they are in the 50-foot space, but don’t harass. The poll workers will mark the buffer zone on Election Day with Red tape on ground and a sign labeled “No Campaigning Beyond this Point”.
- Accept the instruction of polling place officials.
- Contact the Chief Judge of the site if problems arise that affect
- Contact John Whitley 704-283-3708 at the Board of Elections if: Questions/concerns are not addressed/corrected, the irregularity is critical (also notify Nancy Rorie 704-219-8821 UCDP Chair).
- Report violations by representatives of other parties: notify Nancy Rorie. Write down pertinent information.
- Prevent harassment of voters by anyone: caution violators; notify Chief Judge if it continues.
- If a voter is denied the right to vote: advise her/him to go back and request a Provisional Ballot.
- Violation of the 50-foot line: caution violators; notify Chief Judge if not corrected.
- Misrepresentation of candidates or misleading information: notify Candidate.
- Persons are challenged and turned away from voting: find out the reason; write it down, including name and contact information. Relay information to Nancy Rorie immediately.
- People who have served time can vote if they have completed their sentence, including probation and parole, and are registered.