Poll workers needed


By Chris Cooper - ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com



Logan County Clerk Scottie Harper is looking for citizens who would be interested in becoming a poll worker for the primary election in May. March 15 is the deadline to for anyone who would like to apply to be a poll worker.

To apply to be a poll worker you must be a registered voter in Logan County, be at least 18 years old or older, and be willing to be placed on an alternate list to be called anytime the day of election.

A poll worker is paid $150 for the day if selected to serve. They must be willing to work from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on election day, and attend a one and a half hour training class before hand.

The pole worker may sit behind a table keeping the roster, finding names, witnessing signatures, and asking voters for their driver’s license for identification. A pole worker may be standing, taking the ballot papers and directing the voter to the voting booth and then to the scanner, or answer any questions voters may have about the voting process.

If there are any problems during the voting process or questions the poll workers cannot answer, they are to call the county clerk’s office for any further details.

There are currently 20 polling places in Logan County with four poll workers to each precinct.

The problem the clerk’s office is having is keeping enough alternates who can be called out on election day in the case another poll worker becomes sick or has something that comes up keeping them from serving.

The clerk’s office tries to keep two Republicans and two Democrats at each precinct if possible. So if a Republican drops out for whatever reason, the clerk tries to pull another Republican from the alternate list to replace them.

If you are a poll worker and are stationed at a precinct you do not vote in, you will be allowed to vote at the clerk’s office.

If you think you may be interested in becoming a poll worker, please call the Clerk’s office at 270-726-6621.

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By Chris Cooper

ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com

To contact Chris Cooper, email ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

To contact Chris Cooper, email ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

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