More poll workers needed in Hall County

Published: Mar. 22, 2022 at 1:34 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The Hall County Election Commissioner is putting out a call for people in Hall County to become poll workers for the upcoming primary election set for May 10, 2022.

“We’ve had lots of people excited to work the elections this year, but as activities open back up after the COVID shutdown, we’re finding lots of scheduling conflicts,” said Hall County Election Commissioner Tracy Overstreet. “The election falls in the same time frame as state soccer, district track, year-end concerts, college finals, graduations and even weddings. Students, parents and grandparents are ready to travel again – and they are – meaning we’re short of workers for the election.”

To be a poll worker, a person must be a registered voter in Hall County – or be a 16- or 17-year-old in Hall County not yet eligible to be a registered voter.

A poll worker must be able to read and write English and be of good character.

”It’s a long day, 14 hours, but it’s a rewarding experience that gives a first-hand look at the democratic process,” Overstreet said.

Anyone interested in being a poll worker for the May 10, 2022 primary election should stop by the Hall County Election Office in person by April 8, or complete a poll worker application on the Hall County website, under Election Commission, Forms for Election Workers.

Election worker training will be held at the end of April.

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