Precinct Workers Needed for Primary Election
By West Kentucky Star Staff
FRANKFORT, KY - Help is needed at polling precincts in next week's primary election.

On Monday, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes asked for help.

"It takes 15,000 poll workers to conduct our elections across Kentucky. In each cycle, the State Board of Elections and our county clerks and local parties work hard to recruit poll workers to conduct our elections at the local level," Grimes said. "This year, we are facing a shortage, so we need more Kentuckians to answer the call and sign up."

Voters interested in serving as poll workers are encouraged to call 502-782-7402 before 4 pm on Wednesday, May 16.

Poll workers must be registered voters. An individual cannot serve if he or she is a candidate, has changed their party affiliation within the last year, or in a precinct where a spouse or an immediate relative is a candidate on the ballot.

Voters appointed as poll workers must attend a required training session before Election Day. 

Poll workers are paid a minimum of $10 for attending a mandatory training session before Election Day, and a minimum of $60 per Election Day, as well as additional payment for mileage. Each county board of elections sets the rate for compensation. 

Published 05:19 PM, Monday May. 14, 2018
Updated 11:16 AM, Wednesday May. 16, 2018

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