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Maryland Professors at the Polls: A Pilot Project Encouraging Faculty (and Students) to Serve as Poll Workers in the 2006 Elections
Unformatted Document Text:  to recruit others on their respective campuses. Table 2 shows these volunteers, their institutional affiliations and their status with their respective institutions. Table 2 also shows that recruitment efforts were most successful at Salisbury University. Almost all members of the original faculty group attempted to serve as judges. Among those who did not serve as a judge on Election Day, two trained to be a judge but could not serve, while another served as a precinct captain. Only one faculty member from the original group did not participate. All but one faculty member received poll worker training from the state. 14 Members of the group included faculty, staff, administration, an Alumni President, and students from seven different schools serving in a variety of urban and rural polling places. In Salisbury, there was less need for new election judges and seven prospective faculty volunteers were turned away. Table 2 Maryland Professors at the Polls Volunteers Institution Volunteers Bowie State Mario Fenyo (F)* Hood College Hoda Zaki (F), Marni Ezra (F), Tamelyn Tucker-Worgs (F) 14 The Co-Directors of the initiative, Zach Messitte and Michael Cain, served as Chief and Unit Judges respectively, at the California, MD Bay District Firehouse in St. Mary’s County, Precinct 8-10. 12

Authors: Messitte, Zach. and Cain, Michael.
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to recruit others on their respective campuses. Table 2 shows these volunteers, their
institutional affiliations and their status with their respective institutions. Table 2 also
shows that recruitment efforts were most successful at Salisbury University. Almost all
members of the original faculty group attempted to serve as judges. Among those who
did not serve as a judge on Election Day, two trained to be a judge but could not serve,
while another served as a precinct captain. Only one faculty member from the original
group did not participate. All but one faculty member received poll worker training from
the state.
Members of the group included faculty, staff, administration, an Alumni
President, and students from seven different schools serving in a variety of urban and
rural polling places. In Salisbury, there was less need for new election judges and seven
prospective faculty volunteers were turned away.
Table 2
Maryland Professors at the Polls Volunteers
Institution
Volunteers
Bowie State
Mario Fenyo (F)*
Hood College
Hoda Zaki (F), Marni Ezra (F), Tamelyn Tucker-
Worgs (F)
14
The Co-Directors of the initiative, Zach Messitte and Michael Cain, served as Chief and Unit Judges
respectively, at the California, MD Bay District Firehouse in St. Mary’s County, Precinct 8-10.
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