Campbell Co Registrar trying to double the number of election officials before November

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CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Campbell County Registrar’s Office is in need of election officials.

According to Director of Elections Kelly Martin, they have about 150 people signed up to work the polls on election day but need about 300 for a normal presidential election. This year, Martin says they’ll need even more to help keep polling locations clean.

She says this year, it’s been tough to get people to sign up because poll workers tend to be retirees whose age puts them in a vulnerable category for COVID-19.

“I am seeing that a lot,” said Martin. “When we had the June primary, we had a lot of them that would not work due to that. I can assure you that we’re doing everything we can to make sure everything’s clean. We’re giving out masks and gloves and we’re cleaning on a regular basis.”

She also said that volunteers do get paid $10/hour for training and a $165 stipend for Election Day.

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact the registrar’s office by calling (434) 332-9579 or emailing klmartin@campbellcountyva.gov.

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