The Adopt-A-Precinct (AAP) program is a community partnership that has been very successful in Orange County since its inception in 1998. The concept of this program is to allow community groups a new way to serve and to raise funds for their worthy causes. Participating in the Adopt-A-Precinct program is also a great team building experience for your organization.
This program benefits everyone involved by bringing qualified individuals to the polling place to assist voters on Election Day. As to payment for these hours volunteered, one check is prepared for your non-profit organization equal to the amount that would have been paid to each individual poll worker. The money earned can then be redirected back into our community by your organization through social and community programs.
Some of our veteran partners, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. & Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. collectively earned over $36,000 in 2016 by staffing multiple precincts over 3 countywide elections. The funds they raise primarily help the community’s youth through college scholarships awarded each summer.
Over the years, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority has adopted precincts in 16 Elections and Phi Beta Sigma has adopted precincts in 10 Elections. As of 2015 these two groups have earned over $60,000 by partnering with our Adopt-A-Precinct program and have awarded over $30,000.00 in scholarship awards.
For more information, please click here to view and print our Adopt-A-Precinct Brochure, and feel free to share with your members.
If your organization is interested in being an Adopt-A-Precinct group for future elections, please click here to fill out an Interest Form, and then email or fax it back to us.
We look forward to partenering with you as we serve our voters in 2018 and beyond.