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Gwinnett County Set to Hire Poll Workers for 2014 Elections

Gwinnett Elections will need "thousands" of poll officials.

Gwinnett County Elections plans to hire people to be poll officials for the 2014 elections, according to a press release.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen at least 16 years old and be able to read, write and speak English. Convicted felons and those deemed mentally incompetent by a court are not eligible.

“We have a busy elections season ahead of us and with more than 150 polling locations in Gwinnett, it will take several thousand poll officials to staff an election,” said Elections Supervisor Lynn Ledford in the press release.

According to the job description, applicants must these other requirements:

 

“Successful poll officials demonstrate patience, enjoy working with people, take direction well and are detail oriented … Poll officials must have transportation to and from the polling location and have access to a computer to complete online training; some officials may require additional training. All officials must report to their polls by 6:00am on Election Day and work the whole day, which is approximately 14 hours. Also, poll officials who plan to vote will need to vote absentee by mail or advance in person. When possible, poll officials are assigned to their home precinct; however if there no vacancies at the polling location, they will be asked to work at a different precinct.”

 

Applications are available at www.gwinnettcountyjobs.com.

 

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