September 21, 2012
Voter fraud continues to pose a risk to the legitimacy of our elections. Liberals continue to challenge common-sense measures like voter ID laws that aim to preserve election integrity.
But ensuring fair and honest elections isn’t just up to lawyers and lawmakers. Heritage Foundation expert Hans von Spakovsky suggests one thing you can do: “Work the polls in your city or county as an election officer.”
Von Spakovsky, who recently wrote a book with John Fund on voter fraud, explains:
[A]s an election official, you will have the ability to make sure that eligible voters are able to cast their ballots and that the laws governing the election process are followed. You can make sure fraud is not being committed by election officials in your precinct or by individuals who don’t want to comply with the federal and state rules and regulations governing the polling place.
Read his whole post on the Foundry for suggestions about how you can do your civic duty.
Do you plan to volunteer as an election officer this November? Have you done similar duties before?