Poll worker orientation to be held next week in Alachua County

Published: Oct. 16, 2019 at 6:11 PM EDT
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The 2020 election cycle is coming up and the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office is anticipating a large turnout.

The office is recruiting more poll workers to prepare residents for three county-wide elections in 2020.

“We just want more people to be involved,” said TJ Pyche, Director of Communications and Outreach. “More people to be working with us so that we can have a smooth election cycle."

It will host two poll worker orientations next week on Tuesday, Oct. 22 and Thursday, Oct. 24 in its building located at 515 North Main Street. Those who are interested must be a registered voter in Alachua County.

“We need more than 600 people to conduct a county-wide election here in Alachua County,” Pyche said. “With turnover, with people working one election cycle, perhaps moving or maybe deciding that it’s not for them— we always have a need for more people to be cycling through.”

The three county-wide elections are the presidential preference primary on March 17, primary elections on Aug. 18, and the general election on Nov. 3.

The office is also preparing to create bilingual ballots for all 2020 elections.

It will also be hosting three “Conversations with the Supervisor of elections” series three locations: Oct.29 at 6 p.m. at Hawthorne City Hall located at 6875 SE 221st St., Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. at Newberry City Hall located at 25440 W. Newberry Road, and Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. at Alachua City Hall located at 15100 NW 142nd Terrace.

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