February 1, 2016

Sign up to be a poll worker; earn $130

Casting their vote in Clermont County.

Casting their vote in Clermont County.

BATAVIA, Ohio (Jan. 29, 2016) – The Clermont County Board of Elections is looking for poll workers for the March 15 primary election.  Ohio holds an early primary election every four years to have a greater impact on the presidential nominee selection for each party.

The Board of Elections must ensure that each of the 166 precincts in the county has two Democratic and two Republican workers, for a total of 664 workers.  Each worker is paid a minimum of $130.

Workers must sign up before Feb. 10 so that they can be placed and trained for the election. With its new electronic poll book system, the  Board of Elections is particularly looking for workers who are comfortable with computers or iPads/tablets. Poll workers must be registered voters in Clermont County.

“You will find that working the polls on Election Day is fun and you get to meet new friends,” said

, Director of the Board of Elections. “You also have the knowledge that you have participated in your government and done your civic duty.”

To sign up, call the Board of Elections at 513-732-7275 or email Elections@ClermontCountyOhio.gov.

Early voting starts Feb. 17

Those who want to vote at their own convenience can vote by mail or come into the Board of Elections during office hours starting Feb. 17 to vote early.  If you want to vote by mail, call the Board of Elections at 513-732-7275 to request an application or print an absentee application off the website www.ClermontElections.org. Mail the application to the board and the ballot will be sent to you.

You can vote at the Board of Elections, 76 S. Riverside, Batavia, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. beginning Feb. 17. Check  www.ClermontElections.org for weekend hours on March 5, 12-13.

In a primary election, each voter selects the party ballot of their choice (Democratic, Republican or Green) or they can vote a nonpartisan ballot (issues only).

Questions?  Call Board of Elections Director Judy Miller, (513) 732-7275, or email jmiller@clermontcountyohio.gov. ########