State officials looking for precinct election officers

The general election is now less than a month away, and state officials are looking for people to serve as precinct election officers.

Officials say precinct election officers, who are sometimes called poll workers, are still needed in many counties.

"Precinct election officers are the lifeblood of the elections process in America. Without the service of these individuals, our democracy would not be possible," said Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson in a news release. "Many counties are in need of more precinct election officers for the November 2nd general election, and I want to encourage all voters to consider serving their Commonwealth in this capacity."

State officials say any voter who will be 18 on or before election day, November 2, is eligible to serve.

However, state officials say if you're interested in being a precinct election officer, you must be a qualified voter, have not changed your party affiliation within the past year, not be a current candidate for office, and not be the spouse, parent, brother, sister, or child of a candidate who is to be voted for at the election in the precinct in which you would serve on election day.

State officials say every precinct is required to have four precinct officers serving on election day. Each officer will be paid a minimum of $60 per election, as well as payment for mileage and mandatory training.

Duties include attending a mandatory training, setting up information and equipment at the polling location, processing voters, and completing and returning paperwork to the county clerk's office on election night.

If you're interested in being a precinct officer, state officials say you should contact your county clerk. You can also learn more information by clicking on the link attached to this story.


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