What is a challenger?
A challenger is a person who is appointed by a candidate, political party or proponent or opponent of a public question who observes the voting process and can challenge a voter’s right to vote.
Challengers Do’s and Dont’s
- Challengers are seated near the check-in table. Not behind. Close enough so they can hear the voter, but not so close they interfere.
- Challengers may NOT touch election materials or the machines.
- Challengers are entitled to hear the voter’s name and address.
- Challengers may only speak to the poll workers – not the voters.
- Challengers may question a voter’s legal authority to vote
- Not 18
- Does not live in the district the are voting in
- Not a US citizen
- Not a registered voter
- If a challenger wants to “challenge” someone’s right to vote, the process is outlined on the envelope with the challenger forms.