Participants are paid for service
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 10, 2015) — About 15,000 poll workers are needed to administer the Nov. 3 General Election, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said.
“Serving as a poll worker is both important in running our elections and personally rewarding,” Grimes said. “Poll workers are on the front lines of the democratic process, and this is an excellent opportunity to participate in shaping the future of your community and state.”
To be qualified to be a poll worker, a person must be 18 years old on or before Nov. 3, be an eligible voter, not have changed party affiliation within one year prior to appointment, and not be either a candidate or the spouse, parent, brother, sister or child of a candidate to be voted for in the election.
Each precinct in the state must have four poll workers serving on the day of the election. Poll workers 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 poll worker, contact your county clerk or your party’s county executive committee.