We need your help on November 7 to help us staff poll greeter spots at high turnout polling locations. You can select your location using our handy sign up. Make sure you include your t-shirt size (we will try to get your size but quantities are limited, first come first serve)! You can grab your sign from your front yard or use one provided. Our volunteers will assemble your poll greeter kit to include a shirt, literature to hand out if people would like, and some fun orange swag to pick up prior to your shift.
Poll Greeting Tips
- When should poll greeters be present? We recommend having coverage during the busiest
times, at a minimum. Typically, polls are busiest from 7 – 9 am, 11 am – 1 pm, and 5 – 7 pm.
- What literature should poll greeters pass out? We would recommend passing out overruns of
any of the mailers. It’s not necessary for all volunteers to pass out the same literature.
- What should poll greeters wear? Comfortable shoes, layers of clothing, sunscreen, and an
umbrella or raincoat, incase of inclement weather. Campaign branded apparel such as t-shirts
provide great visibility for the campaign. Please note that campaign apparel may not be worn
within 100 ft of the polling place entrance; if you need to enter the polling place, apparel must be
taken off or covered up.
- What should poll greeters say to voters? Smile, hand them a piece of lit (if using) and say,
“Please support Issue 17, which supports disabilities services in Summit County!” or it may be
helpful to have a notecard with basic answers to FAQs handy. However, you can be assured that
most voters aren’t looking to chat.
- Where should poll greeters stand? Polling locations will have markers (usually cones or flags)
marking the 100 ft mark from the entrance to the polls. You can stand anywhere beyond those
designated points. If you have questions on where to stand, the poll workers should be able to
give you directions specific to your polling location.
- What about signage? Poll greeters may hold signage in support of an issue, if desired. However,
signage must be held by a volunteer and cannot be freestanding (i.e. signs can’t be put into the
- Will there be restroom facilities available? Restrooms are available in the polling location. Do not
forget to take off or cover up your campaign shirt and do not take in any literature or solicit within
the 100 ft mark.
- What do I do with materials at the end of my shift? You can feel free to recycle any leftover lit
and signage at the end of your shift. Your t-shirt is yours to keep!
- Who should poll greeters contact if something seems amiss at the polling location? Contact
the Summit County Board of Elections (330-643-5200) or the Voter Protection Hotline (1-866-OURVOTE). If you have any levy-related questions, please reach out to Billie Jo David (216-509-4005).