Office of Elections looking to fill over 300 volunteer positions for General Election
Twenty-days until the General Election, over 300 volunteers needed.
HONOLULU (KITV) - Looking to fulfill your civic duties? Volunteering at this year's General Election could be an option for you.
The Office of Elections is looking to fill over 300 volunteer positions for the Nov. 6 vote.
Volunteers will be assigned to various tasks like assisting voters with check-in, issuing ballots and transporting election supplies. The 'Aiea, Kalihi, east Honolulu, Kane'ohe and North Shore areas are currently looking to fill additional positions.
"Volunteers who serve as Election Day Officials make sure citizens are able to have their ballot counted and ensure the security and integrity of the election," said Scott Nago, Chief Election Officer.
On Election Day each polling place is supported by a team of seven to 15 volunteers, according to the Office of Elections. This makes for a total of more than 1,800 volunteers across 144 polling places.
The following qualifications must be met by those interested in volunteering:
- 16-years-old by June 30, 2018
- Registered to vote in Hawai'i
- Able to read and write English
- Attend a training
Four official training dates are set for the coming week:
- Wednesday, Oct. 17: Mililani Middle School, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
- Thursday, Oct. 18: Kapalama Elementary School, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 20: He'eia Elementary School, 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
- Wednesday, Oct. 24: Sunset Beach Elementary School, 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m.
Interested individuals can sign-up at elections.hawaii.gov or call the Office of Elections at 453-VOTE (8683).