Secretary of State
Grimes Calls on Kentuckians to Serve as Poll Workers

Press Release Date:  Thursday, September 10, 2015  
Contact Information:  Lynn Sowards Zellen
Director of Communications
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes
(502) 330-9839
Email: lynn.zellen@ky.gov
 


Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is calling on Kentuckians to serve as poll workers in the Nov. 3 General Election.

 

Grimes, the state’s Chief Election Official, said that approximately 15,000 poll workers are needed to administer the statewide election.

 

“Serving as a poll worker is both important in running our elections and personally rewarding,” said Grimes. “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, 2015, 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.

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