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St. Louis County Needs Poll Workers for Nov. 6 General Election

With a couple of months before a big national and state election, the St. Louis County Board of Elections estimates a shortage of 1,000 workers.

With just a couple of months until the general election, the St. Louis County Board of Elections is putting out an early call for poll workers for the Nov. 6.

According to an article in the Riverfront Times, Election Director Rita Days anticipates a shortage of 1,000 poll workers due to the high stakes election as well as sickness or conflicts on Election Night.

"We're doing the very best we can but we do need the assistance of the public to come forward and give us some of their time," Days said.

The position pays between $130 and $180, depending on the position, and provides a stipend for the needed training, according to the article.

Workers must declare one of two major political parties and be a registered Missouri voter. On Election Day, poll workers work 5 a.m. until polls close and equipment is packed up.

Poll workers help check in voters, operate the voting machines, hand out ballots and reload machines.

To apply to become a poll worker, check out the St. Louis County election website or call Lori Wroble at (314) 615-1892 or Sally Shaw at (314) 615-1965.

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