Worker shortage could close Goessel polling place

If additional workers for the Aug. 5 primary election cannot be found, county election officials may have no option but to close a normal polling place at the City Building in Goessel.

County Clerk Tina Spencer, who also serves as election officer, is advertising for poll workers and asking city officials for help with recruiting.

Workers are paid $100. They work from 6:30 a.m. until after the polls close at 7 p.m. A supervising judge receives $125 plus mileage to and from the Courthouse in Marion to pick up and drop off ballots.

Workers also receive $15 for attending a training session at Marion County Lake the day before the election.

The only requirement is to be a registered voter, preferably in the Goessel / West Branch precinct.

More information is available from Spencer at tspencer@marioncoks.net and (620) 382-2185.

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