Students Spend Election Day at the Polls
Fifteen seniors from Connelly High School in Anaheim spent Election Day serving at various Orange County polling places. In the Orange County Student Poll Worker Program, students must be seniors, US citizens, be in good standing and have a GPA of at least 2.5 at school, and have written permission from school and a parent or guardian. The county provides a mandatory 2-3 hour training program and the students are placed at polling sites in their city or a surrounding city. They perform a variety of tasks, including showing people where to sign in on a roster, lining out names on a street index, operating the voting equipment, demonstrating how to use the electronic voting system, and assisting with the closing procedures.