The Adopt-A-Precinct (AAP) program is a community partnership that began in 1998. The program allows organizations to serve their community, fundraise, and is a great team-building experience.
Participating organizations “adopt” a precinct, or several precincts, during an election by providing the people to staff the polling place for that precinct. The Supervisor of Elections then writes a check to the organization, rather than paying the individual workers. As shown in the flow chart below, the AAP program funnels tax dollars through our office to AAP groups and back into the community in the form of scholarships, school programs, church, civic, and community outreach programs, and more!
On average, an organization can earn up to $1,605 per adopted precinct, per election, starting in 2022. Your organization can earn more by recruiting back-up workers that can be sent to other precincts as needed.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. are two of our veteran partners. Over the years, Zeta Phi Beta has adopted precincts in 19 elections, and Phi Beta Sigma has adopted precincts in 12 elections. In 2020, they earned over $42,000 by staffing many precincts in three countywide elections. The funds they raise go toward college scholarships awarded to students every summer.
In 2020, over $464,000 was paid out to Adopt-A-Precinct groups over the three countywide elections.
To learn more and share this information with your members, download and print our Adopt-A-Precinct Brochure.
Contact us for more information.
If your organization is interested in becoming an Adopt-A-Precinct partner in the 2022 elections, please complete the Adopt-A-Precinct Interest Form.
We look forward to partnering with you as we serve our voters in 2022 and beyond!