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Poll workers needed for upcoming primary and general election

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Posted: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 11:04 am | Updated: 12:04 pm, Fri Aug 13, 2010.

The Arizona Secretary of State's office is in need of 4,000 more poll workers to help man 2,200 polling places for the Aug. 24 primary.

So far, more than 10,000 people have signed up to become poll workers, but the state needs 14,000 to operate polling places and facilitate the Aug. 24 primary and Nov. 2 general elections, according to a press release issued by Secretary of State Ken Bennett.

Regular poll workers can earn $75 to $100 per day; more experienced poll workers can make $110 to $125 per day. A full-day commitment is required from 5:30 a.m. to about 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Poll workers must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. citizen, a student poll worker or a registered Arizona voter, and be available for the Aug. 24 primary and/or the Nov. 2 general election.

Poll worker training varies by county. To become a poll worker, contact your local county elections office by calling 1-877-THE VOTE or visit azsos.gov/election/pollworker/default.htm.

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