Thursday, July 18, 2024
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Poll Workers Needed In Jackson For August, November

Jackson County is looking for additional poll workers with August and November elections fast approaching.

Jackson County Administrator of Elections Drew McMillan said poll workers provide an important part of the election process.

“Right now we currently have all of our positions filled,” McMillan said. “But we don’t have anybody on standby and don’t have anybody really in case somebody backs out or can’t do it so yes we are in need of poll workers.”

McMillan said poll worker duties consist of overseeing operations, checking state IDs to clarify a voter is in the right precinct, and operating voting machines.

McMillan said it can be challenging to get people to help out on election day.

“Most of our election poll workers are retirees,” McMillan said. “So that’s a challenge, getting people you know, that do have to work, to take a day off of work to come and be a poll worker is a huge challenge.”

Those who are interested in helping on election day can apply online at GoVoteTN.Com.

“They are 100 percent vital in making an election day go smoothly,” McMillan said.