CLEVELAND - The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is looking to hire 6,000 "reliable and civic-minded" poll workers to help with the Nov. 6 General Presidential Election.
Applications for the job will be available at more than 100 locations throughout Cuyahoga County.
"This is an important and exciting election. We need to hire the best, most reliable Election Day workforce as possible to help us administer a fair, transparent and smooth Election Day," said Jane Platten, director of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. "We rely on 6,000 poll workers to help us conduct our elections so we need to hire the best, most hardworking team in the field."
Poll workers earn $172.10 for their service, which includes successfully completing a poll worker training class, attending a meeting the night before the election, and working Election Day from 5:30 a.m. until about 8 p.m.
You have to be at least 17 years old and registered to vote in Cuyahoga County. State law does not allow convicted felons to serve as poll workers.
Bilingual and Republican poll workers are always in demand. Each of the county's 1,063 precincts require two Democrat and two Republican poll workers to ensure political balance during the voting process.
You can also apply for the job online www.boe.cuyahogacounty.us or by calling the Board of Elections Poll Worker Department at (216) 443-3277.
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