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State launches Heroes at the Polls project

MONTGOMERY — Applying the unique skills of veterans in safeguarding democracy, Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen has launched the Heroes at the Polls initiative.

“Safe, secure, and transparent elections are the foundation of our constitutional republic. Administering this type of election is no small responsibility.” said Allen. “On the campaign trail, I promised to set into motion a program that recruits our veterans to continue their service to their country by serving as poll workers. This is that program.

“Our veterans have defended our constitutional right to vote time and again. This makes them uniquely qualified to safeguard election integrity as voters exercise their constitutional right.”

Heroes at the Polls encourages veterans to request to be appointed as poll workers and attend poll worker training administered by Alabama’s probate judges before each election. After training, they will serve at a location designated by their local probate judge.

“Poll workers are essential members of the election administration team. They work hard from sun up to sun down on election day at every polling place across our state,” Allen said. “The integrity, patriotism, and strong work ethic required for military service make our veterans ideal candidates to serve as poll workers.

“As secretary of state, I will always support our hardworking election officials across the state and ensure they have everything they need to administer the safest and most secure elections in the country.”

Veterans who are interested in participating should contact their local probate judge or apply to be appointed as a poll worker by navigating to the Election Information tab at www.alabamavotes.gov.

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