RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — The Washoe County Registrar of Voters announced Friday the launch of the Adopt a Polling Place program for the upcoming 2020 Elections.
The focus of the program is to partner with local businesses, non-profits, schools, and other community groups to serve as Election Day Poll Workers at specific polling locations.
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 percent, the largest mid-term election year voter turnout in Washoe County.
With the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election year, voter registration and turnout are 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.