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Vote 2012

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Officials in Richmond are looking for 1,000 workers for Election Day and the starting pay is $110.

Officials said a news release that the workers are critical to ensure the Nov. 6, 2012 election is conducted fairly and goes smoothly.

If you’re registered to vote in the Commonwealth of Virginia, have a strong work ethic, a great deal of patience and enjoy working with people, you should apply to be a Richmond Election Officer.

Pay for the day starts at $110.

Duties on election day may include:

  • Arranging a voting location (polling place)
  • Greeting and helping manage flow of voters
  • Setting up voting equipment and preparing voting location/polling place for voting
  • Helping determine if voters are qualified to vote and process them in the voter pollbook
  • Admit voters to voting machines
  • Tallying results
  • Packing up supplies
  • Reporting to voting location/polling place (the time can vary, but never later than 5:15 a.m.) and staying until done (this can sometimes be as late as 9:00/10:00 p.m.)

All new election workers must complete basic training classes during September and October. Workers completing basic training will be paid $15.

Applications can be picked up or downloaded from the Office of the General Registrar at 804-646-5950. Folks can also stop by their office at Richmond City Hall on 900 East Broad Street in room 105.

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