Univ. Communications – Undergraduates at the University of Rochester, Monroe Community College, Nazareth College, Roberts Wesleyan College, and St. John Fisher College participated directly in the electoral process by working as college poll inspectors at various polling sites throughout Monroe County on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
The Election Fellows program is a partnership among the University, Nazareth College, Roberts Wesleyan College, and St. John Fisher College, and the Monroe County Board of Elections. Through the program, 200 students were trained to work at Monroe County’s polling sites, where they assisted voters as they cast their ballots in the November 8th election. Now in its second year, the program is funded through a grant from the federal Election Assistance Commission through the “Help America Vote Act.”
In addition to the 200 undergraduates who worked at the polls, ten students were selected as Election Fellows. In this leadership role, Election Fellows participated in advanced training on how to use the voting machines, recruitment and communications techniques, and on the bi-partisan election process.