ATLANTA (Aug. 24) — In its continued effort to reinforce Georgia’s business-friendly reputation, the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) is again taking the lead to assure efficiency in the state’s Nov. 8 general election by urging ...
ATLANTA (Aug. 24) — In its continued effort to reinforce Georgia’s business-friendly reputation, the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) is again taking the lead to assure efficiency in the state’s Nov. 8 general election by urging metro Atlanta companies to promote the role of poll worker.
Georgia citizens can sign up to be a poll worker through the non-partisan website www.GaPollWorker.com. More than 2,300 people signed up across 60 Georgia counties in 2020 when MAC launched the initiative in collaboration with the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office.
“Georgia’s future depends on active participation by citizens, especially in elections,” says Katie Kirkpatrick, MAC president and CEO. “Our region is full of dedicated citizens who would be excellent poll workers. We want to make it as efficient as possible to sign up to work with local Election Boards.”
All Georgia citizens age 16 and older are eligible to be poll workers. Those who sign up at GaPollWorker.com will be connected with the board of elections in their home county. Georgia especially needs tech-savvy workers to help manage electronic voting machines. The average age of Georgia poll workers is over 70, and younger workers are also valuable.
Early voting starts Oct. 17, so signing up early is critical so counties can provide the necessary training for poll workers.
For more information on MAC’s broader policy and advocacy efforts, visit www.macpolicy.com
About the Metro Atlanta Chamber
The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) serves as a catalyst for a more prosperous and vibrant region. To advance economic growth and improve metro Atlanta’s quality of place, MAC is focused on starting, growing and recruiting companies to the 29-county metro Atlanta region. The Chamber is also focused on expanding the region’s innovation economy by promoting and strengthening connections to drive Atlanta’s innovation and entrepreneurial culture. MAC is committed to being an active voice for the business community, serving as an advocate for a competitive business climate and promoting Atlanta’s story. For more information, visit www.MetroAtlantaChamber.com.