Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman said her office is looking for people who can work on election day, Aug. 7.
“We are in desperate need of voting precinct election board workers,” Zimmerman stated in a news release. The county has a number of our faithful workers who help with most elections that have warned they won’t be available for the primary.
Election board worker applications can be found on the Barton County website, www.bartoncounty.org, under the menus elections and volunteers. However, the best way to volunteer is to call the Barton County Clerk’s Office, 620-793-1835, and provide information over the telephone.
Volunteers do receive some financial compensation, starting with $20 for attending the required training. That training will be Monday, Aug. 6, for those working city precincts in Great Bend and Hoisington; and Friday, Aug. 3, for all others. Compensation on election day is $135 for a supervising judge and $115 for all other board members.
Those who volunteer will have a full day ahead of them. They must be at their assigned precincts by 6 a.m. on election day and work until the election is over and the ballots are ready to deliver to the county clerk’s office, sometime after the polls close at 7 p.m. Workers also cannot leave for lunch.
Barton County will have 23 voting locations, and each location typically has four workers.