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Henderson County GOP Poll Greeter Instructions

Early Voting & Election Day

Check out this training video and the written instructions below!

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What do you do?

  • Engage voters pulling the Republican ballot. Note that this includes unaffiliated voters who can pull either the Republican or Democrat ballots.

  • IF YOU ARE WORKING AS A POLL GREETER YOU REPRESENT THE HC GOP. YOU CANNOT TELL PEOPLE WHO TO VOTE FOR!

  • Educate the voters on the Republican ballot and emphasize the need to vote for all positions, including local races like County Commissioners and School Board. You cannot tell them how to vote, but you can point them to the QR code on sample ballot if they want, or in some cases, candidates will be at the polling location.

  • Collect information on the clipboard provided. Anyone coming to vote Republican in the primary should be considered a potential volunteer. It is important especially to get their contact information including email.

  • Note that if you are working at precincts on election day that vote in the city of Hendersonville, you also can educate them on the importance of the non-partisan municipal election in November for those seats. There is no primary, but there are three Republicans (Jennifer Hensley, DJ Harrington and Colby Coren) running for those seats in the general election, and it is important to become educated. HV1,2,3 all vote in the city. Some residents of Armory, Carolina Village, Clear Creek, Long John Mountain, Moores Grove, Northeast, Southeast and Southwest also vote in the city.

 

How do you do it?

  • Do not sit in a chair and expect voters to talk to you. Actively engage them as they come to vote. A good question might be "Are you pulling the Republican ballot and would you like some information?"

  • Some unaffiliated may not know they have to choose the ballot. This is an opportunity to engage them.

  • You will have various documents and a volunteer sign-up sheet that you can use. See below.

 

What will I have at the polling location?

  • small brochure that has the Republican sample ballot on one side including a QR code to candidate info, and the difference between Republicans and Democrats on the opposite side.

  • A GOP business card that has general information and Brett's contact info.

  • A clipboard with a volunteer sign-up sheet.

  • If appropriate, a Take Back Hendersonville palm card that you can use to engage those who will be voting in the Hendersonville municipal elections.

  • During early voting at the BOE, there will be a tent, table and chairs. On election day, it is up to the Precinct Chair to make any arrangements for a tent and chairs. Contact the Precinct Chair and be prepared to bring a chair if you want it.

 

Where are the polling locations?

  • Early voting from 2/15 to 3/2 is all located at the Board of Elections at 75 E. Central St. in Hendersonville. Times are 8 a.m. - 7:30 pm. except on 3/2 when the polls close at 3:00 p.m.

  • On election day, March 5, all voting is at the precinct voting locations from 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. A list of the precinct voting locations with addresses can be found here.

 

Where and when did I sign up to work?

  • If you signed up for early voting, you can access the schedule here.

  • If you signed up for election day, you can access the schedule here.

  • Please plan on showing up at least 15 minutes before your shift, and staying until the next shift arrives so there is a smooth transition.

 

What should I NOT do?

  • IF YOU ARE WORKING AS A POLL GREETER YOU REPRESENT THE HC GOP. YOU CANNOT TELL PEOPLE WHO TO VOTE FOR!

  • Do not get into a confrontation! Some Democrats may try to argue with you. Do not do that. Smile and wish them a good day. If you do get into a confrontation, document if possible on your phone and email to Brett Callaway.

  • Follow all the local rules at the precinct related to where you can stand. You cannot be within 25' of the entrance but each precinct will have areas marked off.

  • Do not block voters on sidewalks or be aggressive with voters. Use common sense and treat everyone with respect.

 

Who should I contact if I have a problem?

  • If you have a problem, contact your precinct chair if there is a chair you are working with in a precinct. Here is a list of all Precinct Chairs.

  • Or, if there is no chair, contact Jan Zeller at 443-994-9540.

Questions or want to help? Contact Jeff Groh by email or 302-367-3160.

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