You can put a few extra dollars in your pocket by serving as an election worker during the upcoming primaries.
Jackson County Election Administrator Clay Thaxton said you have to meet some requirements before applying for a position.
“You need to live inside the county,” Thaxton said. “Most people don’t know this, but 17-years of age is the minimum. So we can actually use high school students if they are 17-years of age. Of course, you also have to be a citizen of the United States.”
The Jackson County Election Commission Office pays election workers $15 for training and $100 on election day. Pay varies depending on the county.
“A lot of our election workers will be back,” Thaxton said. “But we will have a few that have moved and we have some vacancies that we’re going to fill.”
Available positions include officer, precinct registrar, machine operator, judge and special judge. Thaxton said applications for each position can be picked up at the election commission office.
“The sooner you apply, the better. The election commission will start appointing people probably next month, but cancellations happen and we like to have a list of alternates,” Thaxton said. “Even if you miss that deadline, there’s two other elections this year. Anytime you want to come and fill out an application that would be great.”
The 2020 primary election takes place March 3.