With the upcoming Primary Election on May 24th, the Tuscaloosa County Commission is giving you a chance to serve as a poll worker.

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In a Facebook post, The Tuscaloosa County Commission announced they were in need of poll workers for the upcoming election.

"If you are interested in serving as a poll worker for the May 24th Primary Election, please click the link below to fill out an application," the post read. "Training begins next week so be sure to submit your application as soon as possible to be considered."

To be a poll worker for this upcoming election, you must be registered to vote in the state of Alabama, you have to attend mandatory poll worker training, and you cannot be a member of a candidate’s immediate family or the second degree of kinship, and cannot be a member of a candidate’s political committee.

There is compensation available for poll workers. The compensation ranges from $100-$175.

If students would like to be involved, under Alabama Act 2019-476 signed by Governor Ivey, students ages 16 or older may serve as a volunteer election worker with the recommendation of their principal or other school officials.

Under the Act, students who complete their shift will be entitled to an excused absence from school.

For workers who attend the school of instruction class, they will receive an additional $25.00.

For information and dates on training classes, you're being asked to call 205-464-8487. You can also click here for information on applications.

 

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