On Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 2018, seven EAA students had the opportunity to serve as poll workers. Student poll workers learn firsthand how elections are run, and they provide much needed support at polling place locations.
What does it take to be a high school poll worker? California law requires that a student poll worker must:
Be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident
Be at least 16 years old on Election Day
Attend a public or private high school
Have at least a 2.5 grade point average
Get permission from parents and school
Attend a training session
Several of the EAA students who participated are bi-lingual. This gave the students an opportunity to help with those who wished to exercise their right to vote, but English is not the primary language.
With their day beginning at 6 a.m. and running straight through until 9:30 p.m., the students were tired, but ended their day with a better understanding of the importance of voting and the vital role poll workers play in making elections run smoothly.
EAA is proud of
Joanna Cid Del Prado