Candidates, political parties, qualified organizations of citizens, and organized proponents and opponents of a ballot proposition may appoint pollwatchers. Pollwatchers must have valid credentials to remain in the polling place.
The pollwatcher's role is established by law. Pollwatchers are election observers who aid in ensuring the free and fair conduct of elections. Pollwatchers may be in the polling place before the polls open, during the actual voting hours, and after the polls close.