Last updated: April 07. 2014 11:49PM - 614 Views
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XENIA — The Greene County Board of Elections needs your help in the upcoming May primary.

The county is looking for 50 precinct election officials, also known as poll workers, to work in one of its 146 election locations.

No experience is required, according to board of elections director Llyn McCoy. Those interested must be at least 18-years-old and a registered voter in Greene County, affiliated with either the Democratic or Republican party.

There is a mandatory three-hour training class and the shift runs from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. with an hour for lunch. Pay is $101.50 plus $20 for the training class.

The need for new poll workers is nothing new.

“It is getting more common,” McCoy said. “We have folks who work the polls well into their 70s and a bit beyond, but a large group of those workers are retiring from the job. It is getting harder to find new people to take their place.”

McCoy said the greatest need is for workers in Fairborn. But that shouldn’t discourage residents of other parts of the county from working.

“While the Fairborn area has the greatest need for poll workers we do need a few other workers in other areas of the county plus we always maintain a standby list,” McCoy said.

The county employs 584 workers during an election.

To sign up to work, Democrats should call 562-6187 and Republicans should call 562-6185.

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