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Election Commission recruiting election officials for 2012; orientation sessions next week


The Knox County Election Commission needs your help.

“Election officials are an important part of the electoral process and we need the help of concerned citizens to run fair, open, and honest elections,” Clifford A. Rodgers, administrator of election, said in a press release.

“It takes hundreds of folks to run an election in nearly 100 polling places across Knox County. Election officials are paid — both for working on Election Day and for training classes,” he added.

New election officials must meet the following requirements:

• registered to vote in Knox County

• able to lift 50 pounds and be able to understand and follow written instructions

• willing to work 14 hours on Election Day and attend training classes before each election.


Government employees (Federal, state, city or county) cannot serve as election officials, nor may employees of KUB, CAC or ORNL. School teachers and employees of higher education may serve.

The Election Commission will host five orientation sessions for new election officials in the coming weeks. (Current election officials are not eligible to attend.)

To sign up for one of the orientation sessions, go to: http://www.knoxcounty.org/election/official_training.php

 

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