Putnam County in search of poll workers for upcoming election

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Putnam County Voter Registration Office is in need of poll workers for the upcoming general election on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Workers in these paid, one-day positions must be registered voters in Putnam County. Poll workers are not required to man the polls in their own precinct.

Each polling location requires five workers -- an inspector, two judges and two clerks.

The polls are open from 6 a.m.-6 p.m., so workers should expect a long day, with work starting at 5:30 a.m. and lasting until after the polls close at 6 p.m.

Workers may not be a relative of an opposed candidate on the ballot.

For more information, contact Election Deputy Stacia Hathaway at the Putnam County Voter Registration Office at 655-1538. Officials would like to fill these positions as soon as possible.

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  • You forgot to add how much the poll workers get paid. Important detail left out!!

    -- Posted by rimmer1 on Sat, Oct 18, 2014, at 11:31 PM
  • From the Indiana Sec State elections site:

    Our democracy depends on Hoosiers taking the initiative to play an active role in the freedoms of democracy. The State of Indiana is calling on civic-minded individuals to work the polls on Election Day.

    There are two easy requirements in order to participate:

    You must be a registered voter and a resident of the county in which you wish to work

    You must be at least 18 years old (or 16/17 if participating in Election Day Live)

    Poll workers earn up to $150 for their service, depending on the county.

    To sign-up, please contact your County Election Administrator or your local party representative (Democrat or Republican). In addition, you can explore information on one of the Secretary of State's Poll Worker Recruitment Programs:

    -- Posted by rimmer1 on Tue, Oct 21, 2014, at 5:34 PM
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