Poll Watchers are an import part of Election Day and ensuring a victory for our candidates. Below is information regarding Poll Watchers
Responsibilities of a Poll Watcher – if you’d like to volunteer as a Poll Watcher on November 2, 2010, please email us at email@example.com for responsibilities click on link – Poll Watcher review
In order to be a Poll Watcher you must have a Poll Watcher Certificate, if you’d like to volunteer on November 2, 2010 please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer and obtain a Poll Watcher Certificate to view a sample click on the link – Poll Watcher Certificate Sample
As a Poll Watcher, you will be given a “striker sheet” and cross off names as identified voters vote. To view a striker list, click on the link – Poll Watcher List Sample
Poll Watchers are the eyes for the Voters. Things to look for include – Citizen PollWatcher Check List
If a problem arises, the Poll Watcher will call one of the Campaign County Coordinators who will contact the County Board of Elections and State Republican Legal Counsel. The Poll Watcher should then fill out an Incident Report – Incident Report Form
PA Statute 25 PS Section 2650 makes it legal to have a Poll Watcher to ensure a honest election takes place –
(a) Any party or political body or body of citizens which now is, or hereafter may be, entitled to have watchers at any registration, primary or election, shall also be entitled to appoint watchers who are qualified electors of the county or attorneys to represent such party or political body or body of citizens at any public session or sessions of the county board of elections, and at any computation and canvassing of returns of any primary or election and recount of ballots or recanvass of voting machines under the provisions of this act. Such watchers or attorneys may exercise the same rights as watchers at registration and polling places, but the number who may be present at any one time may be limited by the county board to not more than three for each party, political body or body of citizens.
(b) Every candidate shall be entitled to be present in person or by attorney in fact duly authorized, and to participate in any proceeding before any county board whenever any matters which may affect his candidacy are being heard, including any computation and canvassing of returns of any primary or election or recount of ballots or recanvass of voting machines affecting his candidacy.
(c) Any candidate, attorney or watcher present at any recount of ballots or recanvass of voting machines shall be entitled to examine the ballots, or the voting machine and to raise any objections regarding the same, which shall be decided by the county board, subject to appeal, in the manner provided by this act.