For immediate release: June 23, 2014
Contact: Kevin Flannery, (573) 526-0949
Poll Workers Needed for Primary Election
Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander today encouraged Missourians to sign up to be poll workers and help run the state’s upcoming primary election on August 5.
“Being a poll worker means being a part of the history happening around you,” Kander said. “This is a great opportunity for civic engagement, especially for college students and other young people looking to learn more about the democratic process.”
Poll workers check in voters, answer questions, solve problems and ensure every eligible voter can cast a ballot. In addition to providing these invaluable services, poll workers gain unique experiences interacting with other members of their community. They also receive compensation for their time.
In order to sign up, Missourians should visit www.sos.mo.gov/pollworker or call (800) 669-8683.
Poll workers must be registered Missouri voters. Candidates and relatives of candidates that appear on the ballot are ineligible.
Visit www.sos.mo.gov to learn more about the Office of the Missouri Secretary of State.