January 9, 2008 - County offers $75 bonus for working 3 elections
Paper: Daily News of Los Angeles (CA)
Title: County offers $75 bonus for working 3 elections
Date: January 9, 2008
Author: Troy Anderson Staff Writer
Fearing it will be tough to recruit enough poll workers to serve in an unprecedented number of elections this year, the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to offer a $75 bonus to poll workers who work all three elections.
These elections include the Feb. 5 presidential primary, June 3 state primary and Nov. 4 general election. While officials feel they are in decent shape for the February and November votes, they fear interest will trail off for the June ballot because it has nothing to do with the presidential race.
“Our concern is the potential for there to be a drop-off in interest in working in the June primary,'' Acting Registrar-Recorder Dean Logan said.
He called the $75 bonus “one more tool in our recruitment toolbox.”
Poll workers are paid $80 to $120 a day, depending on whether they are a clerk, inspector or neighborhood voting director. Those who attend a training session are paid an additional $25.
People interested in serving as poll workers can call 1-800-815-2666, Option 7.
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