Supervisor of Elections recognizes Adopt-A-Precinct participants | Business
Pasco County Florida -- Supervisor of Elections Brian E. Corley has recognized 14 Pasco County organizations who agreed to "Adopt-A-Precinct" during the 2012 Election cycle earning over $35,000 for local charities.
Local clubs and organizations use the "Adopt-A-Precinct" program as a way to give back to the community through civic duty, at the same time earning money for charity.
Club members attend trainings, and staff a polling place on Election Day. They are paid the same wage as any citizen serving as a pollworker, but adopt-a-precinct participants have agreed in advance to donate their Election Day salaries to a local charity of their club's choosing.
"This program works on so many levels. It is a win-win situation for everyone involved", said Supervisor Corley. "We began the program in 2006 with just five groups, and have expanded to 14 groups for the 2012 election cycle. This program is a success because of the commitment of local clubs to the communities of this county".
The following organizations agreed to adopt precincts for the 2012 election cycle:
- Rotary Club Dade City
- Rotary Club Dade City Sunrise
- Rotary Club of Zephyrhills Daybreak
- West Pasco Board of Realtors
- New Port Richey Main Street
- Rotary Club of San Antonio
- Krewe of Chasco
- Junior Service League
- Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel Noon
- Pasco Education Foundation/Take Stock in Children
- Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel Sunrise
- Rotary Club of New Port Richey
- Holiday Rotary Club
The Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) of Pasco High School, and the Pasco County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post 916, earned money for their clubs by assisting pollworkers at the collection sites at the close of the polls on election day.
Through the effort of these clubs and organizations, a total of $35,294.05 will go back into the community as charitable donations.
Release courtesy Supervisor of Elections Office.