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Proposal

Spring 2021 Election workers

15 hours


Community partner: City of Eau Claire
Supervisor: Ella Marie Shaw
Beginning date:
2021-02-01
Ending Date:
2021-04-07

Service-Learning Proposal Description

1.

Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer Two elections are scheduled for the spring semester: February 16th and April 6th. Due to the continued impact of the pandemic on being able to staff these elections, the city elections office would again like to reach out to UWEC students to help staff these elections. You would be required to complete election training and be able to work on the two election days. There may be an opportunity to work even more hours if the city offers drive-through voting for the April election.

2.

What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer The goal for the elections office is to enable every eligible voter to be able to cast a ballot and have that ballot counted in a free and fair election.

3.

What skills are required for this project? 

Answer Communication skills, responsibility, and attention to detail are assets for election workers. A willingness to serve the community in the election process and interact with a diverse population of voters and workers, as well as a dedication to the democratic process are essential.

4.

What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer Students will learn first hand the details of the election process. They will interact with a diverse group of voters and workers from the community. They will gain a greater understanding of how elections work and their importance in a democratic society.

5.

What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer Students will be required to complete training. Students should be able to work a minimum of 6-8 hours on the election days (February 16 and April 6).

6.

Additional information (not required).

Answer Students who are interested in working for elections and receiving service learning hours, should contact the supervisor, Ella Shaw, at shawella@uwec.edu with contact information. Student information will then be shared with the City Elections office to arrange training.