Precinct officials needed

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BRYAN COUNTY – The pay may not be high, but the level of satisfaction gained is, according to the Bryan County Election Board.

Kimberly Norris, Secretary of the Bryan County Election Board, issued a call for volunteers to help conduct elections at the precinct level.

Applicants must be willing to work long hours, but only a few days each year. And the Election Board will train.

Norris said that workers are needed in all of the precincts in the county.

The position of Inspector pays $97 per election, while all the other positions pay $87 per election.

To qualify for the job, one must be a registered voter in the county. A Precinct Official may hold no other offices under the laws of the state (such as school board member or city councilman). A Precinct Official may not be related to or employed by a candidate for office.

Anyone interested should contact the County Election Board office at 580-924-3228. The Board will conduct a training programs on Wednesday, May 16, and Wednesday, May 23, for Precinct Election Officials.

The session will be from 1-5 p.m. at the Kiamichi Technology Center, 810 Waldron Rd Durant, OK 74701.

State law requires all Precinct Officials to be trained in their duties. The County Election Board participates in a statewide program to provide Precinct Officials with updated information about new election laws and procedures.

Apply at the Bryan County Election Board office, located at 402 W. Evergreen St., Suite A-2 in Durant.

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