Kentucky looking for more election poll workers
Kentucky is in need of more election poll workers for the primary on May 22, the secretary of state’s office announced Monday.
“It takes 15,000 poll workers to conduct our elections across Kentucky,” Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said in a news release. “This year, we are facing a shortage, so we need more Kentuckians to answer the call and sign up.”
To be an election poll worker, you must be a registered Kentucky voter. You cannot qualify if you have changed your party affiliation within the past year or if you are a candidate. You also can’t be an election poll worker in the same precinct where your spouse or immediate relative is on the ballot.
If you are appointed, you have to attend a training session before Election Day.
Election poll workers are paid a minimum of $10 for attending the training session and a minimum of $60 per Election Day that they work, along with payment for mileage. The actual pay rate is set by each county board of elections.
If you are interested in being an election poll worker in the primary, you can call 502-782-7402 before 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 16. For more information, click here.