Chillicothe — The Ross County Board of Elections needs workers for the upcoming special election on August 8th. And if you have any experience with them, you can get extra pay if they hire you as a manager to run a precinct.
For the day, the board says that pay for regular poll workers is $158.72, and for managers, $213.72. You must be a registered voter in the county and at least 17 years old. (Other county boards of elections are probably also anxious for workers.)
It may seem overwhelming to work at or manage a polling place, but the Board of Elections will help you all you need. They also have an hour-long training session if you can attend one in time.
As a poll worker myself for more than 15 years, and eventually poll manager, if you can spare the day and work from 5:30am to past 8pm, the civic duty is simple and worth it. (Bring a novel, book of sudoko, or jigsaw puzzle!)
With only State Issue 1 to vote on – raising the threshold for state constitutional amendments – and no local issues, turnout is expected to be low…so it will be a slow and simple day for poll workers.
Most Ross County polling places are at school buildings. You may end up working at any one of them, so you would need to vote ahead of time since you probably won’t be at your home precinct. The Board has extra hours for early voting.
Ohio elections are overseen by the Ohio Secretary of State.