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Behind the ballot: Students gain experience working on elections

This primary election, as voters across Montgomery County cast their ballots for presidential nominees, tax issues and other important topics, University of Dayton students will gain valuable experience behind the scenes.

Undergraduates studying management information systems will work with the Montgomery County Board of Elections to upload voter information from polling locations across the county. 

“It has helped me in my skills by being able to work in a fast-paced and serious environment,” said junior Joseph Sweet, who worked the November election. “It was also very interesting and helpful to see how modern elections are run today.”

MIS students engage in service and professional development opportunities such as this as part of their major.

“Election workers like these students are vital to helping us run the primary,” said Board of Elections Director Jeff Rezabek. “Every vote matters, and these students help us ensure ballots are counted accurately and reported promptly.” 

Students Emmanuel Gonzalez and Charlie Gardner spoke to local news outlets about their experiences. See the coverage from WDTN here and Spectrum News here.


News and Communications Staff