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Clark County Commissioners discuss poll worker pay increase

Posted at 6:56 AM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 16:28:32-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — During a commissioner meeting on Tuesday, Clark County officials said the still county needs another 900 employees to make sure polls run smoothly on Election Day.

Commissioners are considering raise poll worker wages as an incentive to get more people to apply for the job.

Election Day poll workers will be paid $225 or $250 depending upon their specific job and expected to work from 6:30 a.m. until after 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 3.

Watch the meeting below:

RELATED TO POLL WORKERS:

Early voting poll workers will be paid $14 per hour and expected to work about 8 to 10 hours per day.

Early voting lasts for 14 days is from Oct. 17 to 30, and includes voting on weekends and the Nevada Day holiday.

Commissioners are also considering making Election Day a holiday for Clark County employees and budgeting for employee recruitment.

RELATED: Commissioners give green light to transfer Las Vegas Monorail franchise rights to LVCVA

Anyone interested in applying to be a poll worker may complete the application online, or email or call the Election Department at ElectionVolunteers@ClarkCountyNV.gov or (702) 455-2815.

To complete the application online, go to ClarkCountyNV.gov/vote, click on “Registered Voter Services” and sign in, and then select “Apply to be a Poll Worker” and fill out and submit the form.

During Tuesday's meeting, the board also discussed transferring franchise rights of the Las Vegas Monorail to the LVCVA and receive updates from the 1 October Memorial Committee.