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Morgan County Election Commission Launches Poll Official Recruitment Campaign for August Election
Morgan County, TN – Morgan County Administrator of Elections Tim Sweat announces a county-wide campaign to recruit poll officials for the August 6 State and Federal Primary and County General Election. Morgan County residents can apply to join the campaign, Be a Patriot. Become a Poll Official.
“Morgan County residents have the opportunity to play a pivotal role in democracy by becoming a poll official for the August election,” Mr. Sweat said. “This is an opportunity for anyone to serve both our county and our state and get paid for their efforts.”
Poll officials perform various tasks to help polling sites run smoothly, including greeting voters, answering questions, processing voters, explaining how to cast a ballot and counting votes. Any voter is eligible to apply, regardless of political affiliation.
Qualifications to be a poll official:
· Be a registered voter if 18 or older
· Be at least 16 years old
· Not be a candidate or close relative of a candidate
· Be able to read and write in the English language
The following government employees can also serve as poll officials:
· City, County or Metro employees, unless working directly under the supervision of an elected official on the ballot
· State of Tennessee employees
· Federal employees – consult your Human Resources department to ensure eligibility
Poll officials are compensated for working during early voting and on Election Day, as well as for attending required training sessions.
For more information or to sign up to become a poll official, visit GoVoteTN.com.
We appreciate the opportunity to serve you, so feel free to visit during normal office hours.
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For hours during early voting periods, check published notices.