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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Volunteer as a poll worker

Description

Polling assistants are deployed on election day as members of the electoral boards to conduct the election in the polling station. Their tasks include, for example

  • Checking voter eligibility based on the electoral roll,
  • Issuing the ballot papers,
  • releasing the ballot box for the ballot paper to be inserted,
  • assisting in the determination of the election result.

Working as an election assistant is an honorary position. You must perform your duties impartially and are obliged to maintain confidentiality about any matters that come to your attention during your official duties. You may not cover your face while carrying out your duties.

Polling assistants are appointed by the municipal electoral authority. Preference is given to electoral assistants who volunteer for this honorary position.

Volunteer poll workers receive an expense allowance (so-called "refreshment allowance") for their work.

The following requirement must be met:

  • You are eligible to vote yourself.

as early as possible in the run-up to an election

Information can be obtained from the cities and municipalities.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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