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Wichita, Kansas News, Weather, Sports – Sedgwick County needs election workers

WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) –

The Sedgwick County Election Office needs more than 100 workers for the upcoming general election. 

Sedgwick County will have 73 poll locations on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, and 16 location for early voting. The election office say the polling locations are largely staffed with temporary employees.

“We currently don’t have enough people to staff all of the poll locations necessary for a smooth Election Day,” said Commissioner Tabitha Lehman. “We are expecting high turnout and are deploying a significant amount of voting equipment but if we do not have enough staff at the sites to operate the equipment, voters may end up having to wait in line to cast their ballot.”

Election workers are provided paid training and support throughout the election process. There are a variety of roles to be filled.

Election worker requirements:

  • Must be a registered voter in Sedgwick County or a 16 or 17 year-old who is otherwise eligible to register to vote, except for not yet being of legal age.
  • Must be available to work on Election Day from 4:45 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. or until all of the closing procedures have been completed.
  • There are a limited number of half day positions available. The morning hours are from 4:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., afternoon 1 p.m. until all closing procedures have been completed.  
  • Must be available to attend mandatory training, training times are available during regular business hours as well as nights and weekends.
  • Election clerks and provisional ballot judges are paid $120 for Election Day and $37.50 for training. Half day clerks are paid $7.50 an hour for hours worked on Election Day and $37.50 for training.
  • Election supervising judges are paid $150 for Election Day and $50.00 for training.

Anyone interested in serving as an election worker, please contact the Sedgwick County Election Office at (316) 660-7119 or electionworker@sedgwick.gov.

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