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Precinct election officers needed across the state

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 2, 2012) — Precinct election officers, or poll workers, are needed across the state for the May 22 Primary Election, according to Secretary of State and Chief Election Officer Alison Lundergan Grimes.

She encouraged citizens to sign up.

“Serving the Commonwealth as a precinct election officer is both valuable to the election process and personally rewarding,” Grimes said. “Precinct officers make our democratic system work, and this is an excellent opportunity to participate in shaping the future of your community and state.”

To be qualified to act as a precinct election officer, you must be 18 on or before November 6, 2012, be a qualified voter, not have changed your party affiliation within one year prior to your appointment, and not be either a candidate or the spouse, parent, brother, sister or child of a candidate who is to be voted for in the election. Duties include attending 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.

Each precinct in the state must have four precinct election officers serving on the day of the election. Precinct election officers are paid at least $60 per election, plus additional compensation for mileage and mandatory training.

For more information or to sign up to become a precinct election officer, contact your county clerk or visit the State Board of Elections website at elect.ky.gov.