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With the election 45 days away our precinct election judges are looking for extra workers in the polling place. Each precinct presiding judge has their reliable workers but in an election like the one we expect in November, we are all looking for a few extra, dedicated and responsible individuals.

The requirements to be an election clerk is to first be a registered voter of the county. You should also be willing to work the long hours of an election day, normally 6 am to 7:30 pm. This takes a degree of patriotism not normally displayed. It may be easy to say, "I am a patriot". It requires a little more commitment to attend multiple training sessions and show up at 6 am on Election Day ready to work a full day of helping voters cast their ballot.

Voting is what democracy is all about. To make democracy work there must be a means of voting. The means we have available to us is the precinct polling location. We would not be able to offer our citizens the opportunity to vote without the dedication of the individuals in our community who make the extra effort of working as an election official. You may join this group of special individuals.

If you are interested in becoming an election worker for the coming election, please come by the Elections Office at 111 N. Glass. We'll explain how you can get training on our equipment and how to qualify voters at the polling place. The hours in training at our office and the time spent working at the polling place are paid at a rate of $8 per hour. If you are not currently a registered voter you may still register before 5 pm, Tuesday, October 9th.

We do not take the responsibility of conducting elections lightly. We ask only the best people to accept the important task of providing democracy to the voting public.