As an Election Official I pledge to the following:
Count every eligible vote.
This includes all absentee ballots and mail-in ballots.
Count votes as quickly as possible but be thorough
, (while maintaining safety standards) so that results are not
Be as cautious and conservative as possible when rejecting
for potential minor mistakes (these potential mistakes will vary
depending on state voting protocols). Train poll workers and
election judges to use discretion that leans towards the voters.
Do so in a fair and transparent manner.
Use plain language
when communicating potentially confusing laws to voters or poll
Make sure that poll workers are trained
on the access that poll monitors should have and what to do with
disruptive and intimidating poll monitors.
Debunk any suggestion that the November 2020 election may be
delayed or cancelled.
Not only is this unconstitutional without congressional approval,
it needlessly spreads fear and uncertainty.
Be as transparent as possible
when encountering any technical problems or when any mistakes of
any kind are made. Post ballot results publicly if able.
Apply election laws
in as consistently of a manner as possible and seek legal counsel if
in identifying which officials are responsible for counting the
votes so there is a level of accountability.
Store early voting machines in a safe and secure
, where they are watched and maintained so as to not lose any
ballots according to laws and regulations.
If there is an explicit reason not to offer a voter a regular
offer them a provisional (also called an affidavit or
challenge ballot) where applicable. Notify anyone
who receives a provisional ballot clear instructions on how to
cure it (i.e., make it count) and how to track the status of that
Avoid the presence of law
officers at polling places and drop boxes when possible (i.e.,
only call law enforcement as a last resort to handle problems