This cracks me up. I am a certified election commissioner. My Mother is as well and so is my daughter! She went through the training at 17 and has brought several of her friends into the program. At training, the great majority of the people ARE in their 70s.
We make 200$ a day or about 14.50 an hour. It is a long day but rewarding.Journalgrrl Donating Member (827 posts) Sat Sep-06-08 01:56 PM
Hey, check this one out...the avg age of a polling place worker...
Snapshot: The Typical Poll Worker
Qualifications: registered voter
Shift: 14 hours
Job description: Computer-savvy people-person with stamina for long hours and stressful work environment.
Training: Two hours
Absenteeism: 33 percent
Workforce: 2 million at more than 180,000 polling places
Sooooo...how can we ensure that the election isn't stolen if the polling workers are clueless?
The DUers complain about the poll workers but NOT ONE of them suggests working the polls!