Gem State Roundup
Canyon County hiring poll workers for Election Day on Nov. 8
The line to vote at Middleton Middle School snaked through the gymnasium, through the foyer and out the door, as voters waited up to an hour to cast their ballots in Idaho’s May 2022 primary election. (Courtesy of Becky Swain)
With the upcoming general election taking place on Nov. 8., the Canyon County Elections Office is looking to hire poll workers.
“Poll workers are a critical component in ensuring that Election Day goes smoothly for voters,” wrote the Canyon County Elections Office in a press release.
Poll workers must work from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Election Day. Their duties will include helping voters check in, registering voters, issuing ballots and handing out “I Voted” stickers. Workers will receive $149 per election.
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Must be 16 years of age or older
- Must be able to work a 14-hour day
- Must attend a short training session before the election
To apply, visit the poll worker application page at the Canyon County website.
For more information, contact the Canyon County Elections Office at 208-454-7562, or call Canyon County Public Information Officer Joe Decker at 208-455-6090.
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