Welcome back to another exciting installment of RU Working Wednesday! Today we will be highlighting NJPIRG’s Referendum Poll Workers.
The NJPIRG, or New Jersey Public Interest Research Group, has been working with Rutgers University as a public interest non-profit for over 40 years. Students who work for the NJPIRG tackle issues such as the environment, democracy, and consumer rights. Every three years, students vote to fund NJPIRG through an optional fee of $11.20 per student, per semester, on the term bill. Poll workers are responsible for encouraging students to vote as well as collecting ballots at poll areas all throughout campus.
Today, we had the pleasure of meeting one of the poll workers, Clarice Feliciano. She is responsible for setting up a poll area for students to come and vote. She respectfully asks students if they want to be a part of the referendum, and collects their ballots from the voters. She makes sure to accurately tabulate the votes as they are cast, and validates ballots after voting is complete.
Clarice enjoys her flexible schedule, as well as being involved with a non-profit that represents the voice of students and the public. If you are interested in being a poll worker, NJPIRG is currently accepting applications online at: tinyurl.com/applyfalljobs.
Well, that’s it for this week’s highlight! We will return next week with another exciting installment.