The ABA is partnering with the National Association of Secretaries of State and the National Association of State Election Directors to issue a “Rally Cry” aimed at mobilizing lawyers to assist as poll workers for the upcoming 2020 election.

The Poll Worker, Esq. Initiative encourages lawyers, law students, and other legal professionals to safely assist in the November election by serving as poll workers.

“Serving as a poll worker is integral to assuring a free and fair election this November, and lawyers are especially suited to help,” said Patricia Lee Refo, president of the ABA. “With the added obstacle of a pandemic this year, finding people who are at lower risk to assist as poll workers is even more important. This is an opportunity for lawyers, and soon-to-be lawyers, to step up and serve.”