Secretary of State
Precinct Election Officers Needed Across the Commonwealth
(Frankfort, KY) Secretary of State Trey Grayson is encouraging citizens to take an active role in the upcoming general election by signing up to become a precinct election officer. Precinct election officers, or poll workers as they are sometimes called, are still needed in many counties across the state, and now is the time to sign up and participate.
“Precinct election officers are the lifeblood of the elections process in America. Without the service of these individuals, our democracy would not be possible,” stated Secretary Grayson. “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.”
To serve as a precinct election officer, you must be a qualified voter, have not changed your party affiliation one year prior to the appointment, not be a candidate for office during the election year, and shall 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 the election officer will serve on election day. Voters who will be 18 on or before November 2, 2010 are eligible to serve in the upcoming general election.
Each precinct in the state is required to have four precinct officers serving on the day of the election. Each election officer is paid a minimum of sixty dollars per election, as well as additional payment for mileage and mandatory training.
Precinct election officers’ duties include attending a mandatory training, arranging the polling location with necessary information and equipment, processing voters, and completing and returning paperwork to the County Clerk’s office on election night.
“County Clerks across the Commonwealth are always in need of concerned citizens willing to serve as election officers,” commented Metcalfe County Clerk Carol England, president of the Kentucky County Clerks Association. “This is an excellent opportunity for citizens to further participate in the democratic process, and we hope that many eligible voters will seize on this opportunity to serve their state.”
To sign up to become a precinct election officer or to find out more specific information about election officers in your county, please contact your local county clerk. To find specific information on precinct election officers, a list of county clerks, or other pertinent election information, please visit: http://elect.ky.gov/precinct+election+officer.htm
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