Poll Workers needed in Salt Lake County for Elections

Electronic voting increases demand for poll volunteers

Due to the demands of new electronic voting equipment and a heavy expected turnout for November’s general election, Salt Lake County is recruiting volunteer poll workers for Election Day. County Clerk Sherrie Swensen, dubbing the effort the Partners in Democracy program, is calling on businesses and corporations to allow their employees to spend Nov. 7 helping shepherd voters through the new process.

Swensen wants 1,000 additional volunteers to staff voting locations on Election Day.

Anyone wishing to serve as a poll worker must be a registered voter in Salt Lake County. Training sessions will be required during a three-week stint at various spots across the county.

Volunteers may have totake vacation time to work Election Day, but workers will be eligible for stipends ranging between $120 and $220, depending on the position.

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