For the state election (probably on 25.04.2021) and the federal election on 26.09.2021, the city of Jena is looking for volunteer election workers.
It is important that as many citizens as possible are willing to help on both election days in the 129 polling stations of the city. A total of about 1,000 people are being sought. Prerequisite: interested persons perform their work impartially and are themselves of voting age. For the upcoming state and federal elections, this means 18 years of age.
As motivation and acknowledgment the helping receive depending upon function and employment place (e.g. Beisitzer or Wahlvorsteher, letter or ballot box) between 35 to 60 euro.
Apart from the financial incentive, however, the honorary office is certainly in the foreground. Matthias Bettenhäuser, head of the mayor's office and official election officer of the city of Jena, gives further reasons for the election helper activity:
To experience an election up close and personal and to accompany the entire process next to the voting booth can be really exciting and is a responsible job. Observing the correct procedure on election day, answering questions from citizens, counting the ballots in the evening and transmitting the results to the election administration are some of the tasks of election helpers. They thus make an important contribution to the democratic decision-making process.
If you are interested in this honorary position, please contact the election worker management of the city of Jena.