Safety & Security

As a PEO, one of your most important duties is helping to keep your polling location safe. Be observant, check in regularly with building staff and security, and keep your eyes open for anything that seems unusual, including:

  • Suspicious persons who don’t vote or who spend time observing the polling location

  • People who ask unusual questions or show unusual interest in when the polls close, when the ballots are to be picked up, security procedures or other procedures, not related to voting

  • Vehicles that appear out of place or suspicious and cannot be accounted for by building management, employees or PEOs

  • People taking pictures of the polling area, other than members of the media

  • People who are reluctant to identify themselves or who are obviously avoiding PEOs

  • Packages left unattended or that appear to be unusual