Sororities and fraternities statewide compete to recruit election workers

Sororities and fraternities from college and university campuses across Michigan have committed to recruit election workers for the Nov. 3 general election, according to Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.

The Greek organizations are competing in a challenge hosted by the Michigan Department of State (MDOS) to see which can recruit the most election workers ahead of the election.

Recruits do not have to be members of a Greek organization themselves.

All participating organizations will be listed on the MDOS Partners in Democracy webpage.

“I am thrilled that these organizations are stepping up at this critical time to support democracy,” said Benson. “We are providing personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies, and protocols for hygiene and distancing to all election jurisdictions. All Michigan polling places will be clean and safe for all workers and voters on November 3.”

The Michigan Bureau of Elections has allocated $2 million for masks, gloves, face shields, disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer.

It has also received considerable donations of such supplies from private organizations.

Protocols have been sent to all election clerks with instructions to ensure polling places and absentee ballot counting boards exercise social distancing and proper hygiene.

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