Election workers needed for primary elections

(Chris Nelson/KXAN)
(Chris Nelson/KXAN)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir is making a call for election workers for the March 4 joint primary election.

DeBeauvoir will appear in County Commissioner’s court on Monday at 10:30 a.m. to ask for recruits. She said the joint primary elections are hard to staff because of the additional workers needed for each precinct. During primary elections workers for each political party serve voters at separate check-in stations, so twice the number of workers are needed.

According to DeBeauvoir, they’ve placed 800 people but some of them have dropped out last minute so they are 40 election workers short of the required staffing.

Election workers earn $8 an hour and training is provided.

“We acknowledge that other elections offer a higher rate of pay but most citizens find this one-day job very rewarding,” DeBeauvoir said.

The rate of pay for primary elections is set by the Texas Legislature. A person must be a registered voter of Travis County to be eligible. For more information, contact the Travis County Clerk’s Elections Division at 512-854-4996 or erecruiting@co.travis.tx.us .

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