My name is John Corker and I’m a student at the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College. On Super Tuesday I had the pleasure of serving my community, the party of my choice and my country all while earning $100 at the same time. I worked as an election officer.
In that capacity, I helped set-up and run the polls and facilitated the check-in process for voters. Every team is assigned a knowledgeable, experienced chief who will mentor all first time officers. I myself felt very comfortable asking the chief questions if I was unclear on anything.
As a college student aiming for a career in politics, this was a fantastic experience. I learned of the opportunity to become an election officer through the Fairfax County Republican Committee, where I intern throughout the week.
All that's necessary to become an election officer is to complete the county's Election Officer Application Form attend a three hour training.
Once you are certified, you are free to pick and choose any election you wish to participate in for the next four years. I believe levelheaded individuals who serve as election officers are essential to the integrity and justice of the entire voting system. I think it's important for any patriot, regardless of political affiliation, to get involved in hands-on projects concerning the future of our country.
John Corker, Springfield, VA 22152