Thirty-nine Southern Utah University students from across the state of Utah will be heading to the polls this November second, but they won’t spend that time voting.
As part of the Help America Vote College Program administered by The Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics & Public Service, the students will serve seven Utah counties as poll workers in various positions.
The students will be working throughout the state on Election Day, serving the counties of Davis, Garfield, Iron, Kane, Salt Lake, Utah and Washington. The grant participants range in age from 18-64 with an average of 22.
The Leavitt Center’s poll worker program is funded by a grant from the Election Assistance Commission and is focused on encouraging students to assist local governments in the administration of elections, promoting awareness of the elections process and civic educations and encouraging local governments to use the services of the students participating in the program.
About the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics & Public Service
The center serves SUU as an interdisciplinary hub for leadership opportunities, experiential learning, citizenship education, humanitarian service and public policy research. The non-partisan center works to disseminate political information and spark debate about the ever-changing world of politics and the issues that have an impact on the people of Utah.
About the Election Assistance Commission
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) was established by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) and is an independent, bipartisan commission charged with developing guidance to meet HAVA requirements, adopting voluntary voting system guidelines, and serving as a national clearinghouse of information on election administration. The four EAC commissioners are appointed by the president and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.