Voting is one of our most fundamental rights and the basis of our democratic system. Recent voter suppression efforts threaten the integrity of our electoral process and the disenfranchisement of millions of voters throughout the nation.
You can make a huge difference. For most voters, poll workers are the main point of contact for voting. Poll workers are responsible for helping voters cast their ballots, understanding and implementing proper voting procedures, and stand out as leaders in their community.
Latino poll workers-or non-Latinos who regularly interact with Latino voters-are seriously underrepresented. In addition to often bringing bilingual language skills to the job, you can make a huge difference for voter protection and ensuring that Latinos are represented on Election Day.
It only takes a few steps:
1. Sign-up: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFNyXzNjVmdPbHpDWmdCUlhrTkZ3d1E6MQ
2. Contact your local Voter Registrar’s office to find out what is required (this varies from place to place); and
3. Submit your application to the county and attend training (if required) by the deadline.
Volunteer to be a poll worker in your community.
Benny Agosto, Jr. is a partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner in Houston, Texas. For over 65 years, Abraham Watkins has successfully represented injured people and families who fall victim to catastrophes. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources necessary to obtain just compensation their clients. For more information, please contact the office of Benny Agosto, Jr. at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, by letter at 800 Commerce Street, Houston, Texas 77002, or by phone at 713-396-3964.