Local Election Initiatives
Local Initiatives Designed to Improve the Voting Experience:Concepts for Local Elected Officials and Election Officials
Legislation isn’t the only way to create change in voting rights and administering elections. Local election officials and elected officials have opportunities to implement innovative approaches to solving some of the biggest problems in election administration on a smaller, local scale. FELN has published a toolkit that outlines some best practices local governments can implement, as well as examples from localities that are already leading innovators in voter registration, poll worker recruitment and training, voter education, and other administrative practices.
FELN also developed a resource guide for the training and preparation of poll workers. There is no practical solution that can make a more significant and immediate impact on the voting experience of Americans that the proper training of Election Day poll workers. Ultimately, it is poll workers or election judges who are the individuals responsible for conducting our elections. Unfortunately, these individuals are almost always undertrained volunteers tasked with a job that has become increasingly difficult.