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Poll workers have key jobs in elections


May 17, 2018

We agree that poll workers in Escambia County (Ala.) deserve a raise. Roger Williamson approached the county commission Monday asking for a $50 across-the-board raise for the nearly 150 to 160 poll workers who work the polls on election day.

Currently we pay the state minimum of $100 per day for poll workers and $125 per day for the inspector. The polls are open for 12 hours but that normally turns into a 16-hour day for the poll workers. Doing the math a poll worker makes about $6.25 per hour and the inspector makes about $7.81 per hour. That doesn't include the time they spend attending p...

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