Barton County Election Officials are in desperate need for workers for the upcoming August 7th primary.
According to Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman, they need several voting precinct election board workers after a number of workers who have been available in the past have had to cancel their participation this year.
If you are interested, visit bartoncounty.org, go to elections, then volunteers. There you will find a form to complete. Zimmerman says a volunteer doesn’t necessarily have to complete the form. They will also accept information over the phone by calling 620-793-1835.
Even though they are listed as volunteers, election board workers are paid. A supervising judge will earn $135 per day while all other board workers will receiver $115 per day. Election school attendance is $20.
Board workers must be at their assigned precincts by 6am Election day and work until the election is over and ready to return results to the Clerk’s Office.
A worker cannot leave for lunch. They must also attend election school prior to the election. The Clerk’s Office conducts a school on the Friday and Monday just prior to the election.