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County in 'critical need' of poll workers before next week's election

The Hamilton County Board of Elections wants to move out of downtown Cincinnati and into Norwood. (FOX19 NOW/file) The Hamilton County Board of Elections wants to move out of downtown Cincinnati and into Norwood. (FOX19 NOW/file)
CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

Hamilton County is in “critical need” of poll workers for the Nov. 7 election.

The county board of elections is calling for both Democratic and Republican residents to serve as Precinct Election Officials.

PEO can make between $180 to $218 for working the entire commitment. Hours include: 

-Class: 3.5-4 hours

-Monday night before election: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

-Tuesday Election Day: Typically 5:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Precinct Election Officials conduct assigned duties at a polling site. Duties can include issuing ballots to registered voters, explaining how to mark the ballot, monitoring the voting equipment, closing polls, and properly completing the required forms.

To be a PEO a person must:

  • Be a registered and active voter in Hamilton County
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be able to speak, read and write fluently in the English language
  • Have strong clerical skills
  • Be able to solve problems
  • Be an effective communicator
  • NOT be a candidate for any office to be voted on at the polling place at that election
  • NOT be a convicted Felon

High school students 17 years and older are welcome to apply. More information here. 

Interested Democratic residents can call Gena Howard at 632-7041

Interested Republican residents can call Christa Criddle at 632-7042

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