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Days before election, Greene County is short about 200 poll workers

Greene County needs about 200 people to work the polls on election day.

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The Greene County Board of Elections put out notice today of the need for precinct election officials to work on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

The job pays $101.50 for the day, which starts at 5:30 a.m. and ends about an hour after polls close at 7:30 p.m. 

Those interested must be a voter registered in Greene County as a Republican or Democrat.

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The need for so many workers this close to a general election is unusual, according to Greene County Board of Elections Director Llyn McCoy. 

People are retiring and some senior citizens who have worked the polls for years are not able to continue, McCoy said. 

"This is probably the largest number we've had at such a late date," McCoy said. "We just don't have younger folks coming up and taking their place."

McCoy said they are especially in need of more poll workers in Fairborn. 

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State law requires that four people work at each precinct in a general election. McCoy said if they are short on workers, there will be poll workers available at the fairgrounds who could work at different polling locations. 

"The reality is, with iPads and the way we check in voters, the actual need for those people is even less," McCoy said. 

If interested, call the board of elections office at (937) 562-6185.

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