Elections run smoothly because of the tremendous help received by election workers. Finding elections workers is becoming an every increasing struggle and the current public health emergency creates an even larger burden to find this amazing task force.
Maine Town & City Clerks Association and Maine Municipal Association have created a website to inform and encourge people to step up to the task of working at Town & City run elections. This year will have the increased task of processing a higher than normal turn-out of absentee ballots, and the assistance from elections works in this process is also needed.
Please visit https://www.maineelectionworkers.org/ to find out how you can help! You can also contact us at the Town Office at 207-563-5270 and ask to speak with Rachel.
The website outlines the requirements, duties and responsibilities for election workers, as well as the benefits. The Town of Bristol pays election workers minimum wage. The wbesite includes a link to scores of municipal clerks throughout the state who are responsible for overseeing elections at the local level.
“We feel this will be a tremendous communication resource for all municipalities, and it could be used for years to come,” said Kathy Montejo, a former president of MTCCA and the Clerk for the City of Lewiston. “We are always recruiting citizens to work at the polls. This streamlines and simplifies the information into one central location that can be shared around the state.”
“What a great way to celebrate Maine’s Bicentennial and serve your fellow citizens, by working at your local polling place on July 14 and this November,” said Stephen Gove, Executive Director at MMA. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn about elections, see your friends and neighbors and potentially earn some money to boot.”