Poll workers deserve raise

The Escambia County (Ala.) Commission passed a resolution Monday to ask the county's legislative delegation to pass a statewide bill that will raise the pay for poll workers to $150 per day and $175 per day for the poll's chief clerk.

Under current state law, poll workers are paid $100 per day with the supervisor receiving $125. The commission voted to give poll workers a $25 raise during the last election, but is now asking the Legislature to pass a bill to increase the pay.

Under current law, the state pays half of the poll workers' pay with the county paying the other half. If workers have...