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Archive for Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Douglas County’s Kids Voting group needs help with Election Day poll work

October 30, 2012

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The Kids Voting Douglas County project is still seeking volunteers to work polling places on Election Day.

Volunteers would work shifts of about three hours. The shifts begin at 6:45 a.m., 2:45 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Poll workers are needed for these locations and times:

• Baldwin Junior High: 6:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

• Baldwin American Legion: 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.

• First Church of the Nazarene, 1470 North 1000 Rd.: 6:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

• Vinland Church: 6:45 a.m.

Kids Voting is a nationwide project aimed at encouraging young people to become lifelong voters and active participants in community affairs.

The project culminates on Election Day when children of all ages accompany their parents or other adults to official polling places and cast separate, age-appropriate ballots that are tallied and reported after the polls close.

Ruthi Rapp, co-chair of the Douglas County project, said poll workers who staff the evening shifts will tabulate results from their precincts and bring them to the Kids Voting headquarters in the Riverfront Mall where countywide totals will be tabulated.

The Journal-World will report those totals as they become available.

People interested in volunteering may sign up at the Kids Voting website or by calling Adrian Jacobs at the Journal-World, 832-7112.

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