For Immediate Release
Contact: Amy Ventetuolo
Reno, Nev. Jan. 3, 2020. The Washoe County Registrar of Voters is excited to announce the launch of the Adopt a Polling Place program for the upcoming 2020 Elections. The Adopt a Polling Place program seeks to partner with local businesses, non-profit organizations, schools, civic or other community groups to serve as Election Day Poll Workers at a specific polling location. By doing so, a group or organization can not only help their community, but could earn over $1,100 during each Primary or General Election.
“We have so many dedicated individuals that serve during each election cycle,” says Registrar of Voters, Deanna Spikula. “However, we wanted to better engage our community groups and organizations to serve together. During the upcoming 2020 Primary & General Elections, we will offer more polling locations this election, resulting in an increased need for poll workers.”
During the 2018 Elections, Washoe County experienced a record-breaking voter registration with 269,018 voters registered. Voter turnout also reached an all-time high at 70.13%, the largest mid-term election year voter turnout in Washoe County. With the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election year, voter registration and turnout is expected to once again, reach record-breaking levels.
“This is also a great way for a business or organization to be recognized favorably in the community. By adopting a polling place, organizations can experience an increase in visibility, awareness and a more engaged workforce” says Spikula.
For more information about the Adopt A Polling Place program, and all of the benefits for groups and organizations, see the video below or click here.
Early voting for the 2020 Primary Election begins May 23, 2020 through June 5, 2020. For more information, please visit: https://www.washoecounty.us/voters/