Friday, April 13, 2012

Volunteering for the Utah State Republican Convention


WE NEED YOUR HELP WITH THE 2012 CONVENTION!


If you are interested in volunteering for the 2012 Nominating Convention, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Helen Redd - hhredd@gmail.com

Below are descriptions of the volunteer positions. Please request the position you would like if you have a preference.


Credentials Issuers: 96 volunteers needed

Shift: 6:15 am – 10:40ish am
Job Description: Will work in teams of 4 to register delegates, provide credentials and ballots
Breakfast: Doughnuts, muffins and juice
Other info: Credentials volunteers can be state delegates. They should plan on missing the first 30-40 minutes of the Convention, but should be able to hear candidate speeches.

Credentials Monitors: 8 volunteers needed
Shift: Willing to meet Friday at 6:00pm at South Towne Expo Center and 6:00am Saturday Morning
Job Description: Will monitor the credentials area – direct people where to go. They will each be in charge of a three check in lines for one congressional district. They will explain the check in process to the credential issuer volunteers. Each Credentials Monitor will carry a binder with the state delegate list in it. Morning of convention they will explain and organize their section of credential volunteers. Will assist the 3 check in lines for questions and problems. When a delegate has a problem they will take the person to the credentials problem room. They will collect lists from the credential check in area and deliver them to the credentials counter.
Breakfast: Doughnuts, muffins and juice
Other info: Credentials Monitors can be state delegates. They should plan on missing the first 30-40 minutes of the Convention, but should be able to hear candidate speeches.

Credentials Counters: 6 volunteers needed
Shift: 8:15 am – 10:40ish am
Job Description: Will help count credentials tally sheets to come up with credentials number.
Breakfast: Doughnuts, muffins and juice
Other info: Credentials Counters can be state delegates. They should plan on missing the first 30-40 minutes of the Convention, but should be able to hear candidate speeches.

Elections – Floor Voting Assistance: 40 volunteers needed
Shift: 10:00 am – 3 pm (or end of convention)
Training: Friday, April 20, at 6:00 pm at South Towne Expo Center
Job Description: These volunteers will be standing in the isles throughout the convention hall to help delegates with questions about their voting device. They will be available during the actual voting – and if someone has a problem with their keypad, or needs help voting, these volunteers will be available to help or resolve any issues. If an issue can’t be resolved on the floor, the volunteer will walk the delegate over to the elections troubleshooting table. They will also assist in floor counting when necessary.
Lunch: Provided, and concessions are available throughout the day
Other info: Voting Assistance Volunteers will be provided with a T-shirt and Election Credentials.


Elections - Security Volunteers: 40 volunteers needed
Shift 1: 6:30 am - 10:45am (4 teams of 5, each at an exit)
Shift 2: 10:45 am – 3pm (or end of Convention) (4 teams of 5, each at an exit)
Training: Friday, April 20, at 6:00 pm at South Towne Expo Center
Job Description: These volunteers will be sitting at stations by all doors that exit the building. They will need to stop each credentialed State Delegate and have them surrender their voting keypad/credential before exiting. Any credentialed Delegate entering the building will also need assistance to pick up their keypad/credential that matches their credentials.
Breakfast: Doughnuts, muffins and juice
Lunch: Provided, and concessions are available throughout the day
Other info: Security Volunteers will be provided with T-shirts, Election Credentials, card to hand out saying “I’ve surrendered my keypad by leaving the building”

Elections - Multi-County Race Volunteers: 25 volunteers needed
Shift: 7:30 am – 10 am
Training: Friday, April 20, at 6:00 pm at South Towne Expo Center
Job Description: Help to count ballots and assist the chair of each Multi-County Race.
Breakfast: Doughnuts, muffins and juice
Other info: Will be provided with a T-shirt and Election Credentials.

Elections - Keypad Demonstrators: 15 volunteers needed
Shift 1: 6:30 am – 10:00 am (Elections Booth)
Training: Friday, April 20, at 6:00 pm at South Towne Expo Center
Job Description: Assisting state delegates, and anyone else interested in the function of the electronic keypads. Each Keypad Demonstrators will have their own projector display and voting receiver to show examples of voting on a different frequency. They will answer questions and need to be well versed in using electronics and customer service.
Breakfast: Doughnuts, muffins and juice
Other info: Keypad Demonstrators will be provided with T-shirts, Election Credentials, laptop with turning point software, projector, troubleshooting instructions.

Election - Troubleshooters: 8 volunteers needed
Shift: 10 am – 3 pm (or end of convention) (Elections Booth)
Training: Friday, April 20, at 6:00 pm at South Towne Expo Center
Job Description: These volunteers will be assisting state delegates if an issue with their keypad cannot be resolved by a volunteer on the floor. These volunteers need to be highly technical and familiar with electronics as well as excellent customer service skills. They will be working in conjunction with technical staff and the elections committee to resolve issues quickly.
Lunch: Provided, and concessions are available throughout the day
Other info: Election Troubleshooters will be provided with a T-shirt and Election Credentials.