Wisconsin still needs about 900 poll workers for the fall primary election -- here's how to apply
Updated: 4:20 p.m. on August 4, 2020
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- With one week to go before Wisconsin's fall primary election, clerks around the state still need about 900 poll workers.
A lot of poll workers tend to be older and have health issues, and that has led to a shortage during the pandemic.
The Wisconsin Election Commission put out a call for help Tuesday, Aug. 4.
If you're interested, the clerks in your county will provide training, and personal protective equipment will be supplied.
Posted: 3:04 p.m. on July 14, 2020
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The City of Milwaukee has put out a call for poll workers. They're needed both for the Aug. 11 primary, and the Nov. 3 general election.
The so-called "Election Inspectors" are paid $230 (hazard pay increase for 2020 Fall Elections) for a full-day shift and are required to attend one paid training class ($21.75) or retraining ($15.00). To receive training class payment, you are required to work on Election Day. Lunch and dinner breaks are allowed for full-day shift workers. A full-day shift is 6:00 a.m. to close of the voting site. Half-day shifts are available.
The city needs bilingual poll workers as well.
A shortage of poll workers on April 7 was blamed for Milwaukee having only five polling places open.
According to a news release, election Inspectors play a vital role at voting sites. They work directly with voters and assist them in any of the following capacities:
- Check-in registered voters and provide the voters with a ballot and voter number.
- Register qualified individuals to vote who are new voters or have an address or name change.
- Handle the voting machine to verify ballots are accepted and give out "I Voted" stickers.
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