Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Voting at Xfinity Center: Volunteers Needed

Dear campus community,
Maryland Athletics is excited to host both Early Voting and Election Day for the 2020 General Election. Thanks to our VoTERP initiative and the civic engagement of our athletic staff and student-athletes, the Pavilion at Xfinity Center will be transformed into a polling site from October 26– November 3 for all Prince George’s County voters.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for our campus, and we need your help! We are expecting large crowds of voters throughout the event. Your safety is important to us, and we understand that some are reluctant to volunteer during these times. Most opportunities are outdoors, and everyone must remain socially distanced. Every volunteer is required to wear a face mask. Campus police are also patrolling the area and managing all enforcement.

Volunteers are needed to assist Prince George’s County voters and ensure a positive experience as they visit our campus. There are two ways to become involved with this initiative.
Sign-up to volunteer with the polling site experience at XFINITY Center via this link. These shifts will be 2.5-3.5 hours each, and do not require any advanced training. We will provide instructions upon your arrival. Most duties will include greeting voters, managing the line, and assisting with directions/parking. 
 
Volunteer to be an Election Judge with PG County. You must be registered to vote in Prince George's County in order to take advantage of this opportunity, and training will be required prior to working. Use this link for more information.
 
We look forward to the opportunity to serve our community in this way, and hope you will assist us in providing an exceptional campus experience for voters in Prince George's county.
 
Go Terps!