LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Jefferson County Clerk's Office Election Center is actively recruiting Republican poll workers for the upcoming General Election to be held on November 8, 2011.

The Election requires more than 2000 registered Republican and Democratic citizens of Jefferson County to work the polls at over 500 precincts for an election.

Election officers receive $25 for attending a poll worker training session, and $125 for working the polls on Election Day, a $30 increase over the Spring Primary Election. To be considered for an Election officer position, registered Republican's who live in Jefferson County should contact the Election Center (502) 574-6100 or The Jefferson County Republican Party at (502) 584.7111.

Applications may be found online at the Jefferson County website at www.JeffersonCountyClerk.org.

To be eligible for an election officer position, citizens are required to: 

  • Be registered to vote in Jefferson County
  • Have no changes in party affiliation within the last year
  • Attend a 2-1/2 hour, paid training session -- to be conducted between September and November
  • Work a full-day, 5:15 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Election Day
  • Must provide own transportation
  • Work in the polling location assigned by the Board of Elections

Every effort is made to place workers in a voting precinct near their home.

NOTE: Pursuant to KRS 117.045(9), "An election officer shall not be a candidate or the spouse, parent, brother, sister or child of a candidate who is to be voted for at the election."