2020 POLL WATCHERS
We need Poll Watchers for the 2020 Election!
POLL WATCHING IS AN IMPORTANT FUNCTION OF A FREE AND FAIR ELECTION.
Both the Democrats and Republicans are permitted to have Certified Poll Watchers for the election. Poll Watchers are there simply to observe and report any irregularities. You will be the eyes and ears of the Democratic party as we experience this election. Training will be provided to help you identify issues with instruction on how to report those issues to the SC Democratic Party for possible action.
Training has been standardized and will be done online this year by the SC Democratic Party. Training (2 hours) is a requirement to be certified. Certified Poll Watchers will be given credentials and name badges showing they have the right to observe in the polling place.
We will need Poll Watchers at each polling place for Election Day, November 3, as well as, for observing the early voting at the Beaufort Co Government Center, 539 Wm Hilton Parkway on Hilton Head and 61B Ulmer Road in Bluffton. Absentee in-person voting is Oct 5 to Nov 2 from 9 am to 4 pm. Election Day shifts will be 3 hours each and early voting shifts are 3.5 hours.
How to Register to be a Poll Watcher
Step One - Register with the SC Democratic Party to be a Poll Watcher
Hilton Head Poll Watchers, please use the form below to register
Bluffton Poll Watchers, please contact Justin Jarrett at email@example.com or 843-540-9394
Step Two - Choose your training time
Training is offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from Oct 1 to Oct 29. Choose your day and use the appropriate link to register for training. They recommend you signup for two time slots in case you have a last-minute conflict. However, you only need to attend one two-hour training session. Training is mandatory.
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Saturdays 9 AM to 11 AM or 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Step Three - Schedule your times for Poll Watching
You will be contacted to schedule your preferred location and times for Poll Watching. We will make every attempt to schedule you to work in your preferred location
Hilton Head contact person - Judy Dunning at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-509-8769.
Bluffton Contact person -Justin Jarrett at email@example.com or 843-540-9394