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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Election Official Jobs still available for Feb. 21 election

Want a one-day job paid at the rate of $11.82 an hour?  Or do you know anyone who does?  Then read on.

On 2/19/2012 4:38:05 PM, wrote:


The Madison City Clerk's Office still has
many Election Official vacancies to fill for the February 21 Primary Election.

If you know any Madison residents who may be interested in working at polls,please encourage them to sign up online at  

The State’s Governmental Accountability Board’s website lists the qualifications for an election official.

To be an election inspector (poll worker), a person must:
  • Be a qualified elector of the municipality in which the polling place is established  (i.e., an adult citizen of the United States who has resided in the election district for 28 consecutive days and is not otherwise disqualified to vote);
  • Be able to speak, read, and write fluently in the English language;
  • Have strong clerical skills;
  • Be able to solve problems;
  • Be an effective communicator; and
  • NOT be a candidate for any office to be voted on at the polling place at that election.

Election Officials are paid $11.82 an hour.  There are three shifts available:

AM Shift (6 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
PM Shift (1 p.m. - Close)
Full Day Shift (6 a.m. to Close)

Training is available at

Additional Election Officials are needed this year because of redistricting and the new photo ID requirements at the polls.  Please pass this invitation along to your friends and neighbors.  Thank you!

Maribeth Witzel-Behl
  Madison City Clerk
This message was originally provided by Dorothy Krause, a member of the DMNA Neighborhood Council and Fitchburg alder who subscribes to the City of Madison listserve.  Added is the information about the required qualifications for a poll worker.  It is passed on to you as a service of the Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Association.

Mary Mullen, Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Communications, 608-298-0843

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