Election Commissioner Dave Shively put out a call Wednesday for Election Day board workers who could serve as substitutes to replace any appointed board worker unable to serve on May 12 or Nov. 3.
Since the average age of Election Day workers is in the vulnerable category to the coronavirus, Shively is looking for healthy, younger volunteers.
Workers must be a Lancaster County registered voter able to work on Election Day from 7 a.m. until shortly after the polls close at 8 p.m. Physical requirements include good eyesight, good hearing and the ability to sit for an extended time.
Election Day board workers get a training stipend and earn minimum wage on Election Day and have the same civil leave protection as those who serve jury duty.
Contact the Election Commissioner's office at 402-441-7311. Applications are on the commission's website. Mail or email a scanned copy of the application to: 601 N. 46th St., Lincoln, NE 68503 or email@example.com.
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