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

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)

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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