NH creates website for poll worker training
October 28, 2008
This year will see 3,000 workers manning the polls in New Hampshire. Of those, only about 1,000 attend an in-person training session. To ensure poll workers are knowledgeable, the state has set up a website with all the training available online. To complete the project, New Hampshire received a $180,000 grant from Pew Charitable Trusts and the JEHT Foundation. New Hampshire Deputy Attorney General Bud Fitch praised the move as "a very pro-democracy effort."
For voters too
In addition to poll workers, Fitch stressed that the information on the site is useful for voters as well - “If someone has never voted before and they want to know how that voting process goes, as a voter, they can go to this website and take the courses that they find helpful to learn exactly how that process works. Where they go, how to mark the ballot, what to do with the ballot once it’s been marked.”
New Hampshire is expecting record voting, and officials want everyone involved to have accurate information on the process.