Election Training is Underway!
For the first time ever in Galveston County, over 95% of our election workers attended training. In past years the average has been between 50-60%!
The Elections Division has completely revamped its election worker training, increasing it from three to four hours. These sessions introduce the new electronic poll books to workers and instructs them on what to expect during this November's Vote Center Election.
Also included in the training is an hour of real life election worker hands on experience presenting them with real voters who will stretch their knowledge!
During Election Training
[above] election Workers face real life
voting situations that need to be solved.
In addition there has been a change in the compensation election workers will receive. Those who are unable to attend training will receive $2 less per hour than those workers who complete the four hour session. In addition, the County Clerk has decided that those election workers who spend over forty hours a week (e.g., those staffing the polls during early voting) processing voters should be paid time and a half for any hours worked over forty, the same as all the other county employees would receive.
"This is a new policy," County Clerk Dwight D. Sullivan said, "and it is the right thing to do. These folks work hard and work long hours and they should be appropriately compensated."
|The county is always in search of people who want to work during the elections. "Most folks find the time rewarding and form relationships with their coworkers," Sullivan contended. "We encourage those who want to work to contact our Elections Division."||Contact the Elections Division by calling 409-770-5108 or by emailing them. In order to be eligible to serve you must be a registered voter in Galveston County.|