MASON COUNTY — Some civic-minded people are needed to work the polls this primary election.
County Clerk Diana Cromley said poll workers are in demand at the moment. Part of the reason for the shortage is some residents who normally work the polls are on the ballot running for county executive committee seats and therefore can’t work their typical precinct.
Those who work the polls are paid $110 for election day. They are asked to arrive at 5:30 a.m. on election day and work until 7:30 p.m. In addition, poll workers are paid $25 to attend training prior to the election, which lasts around an hour or less and includes watching a video. Those poll workers who pick up and deliver the voting equipment are also paid extra for these tasks.
Cromley said, in all, around 180 poll workers are needed for Mason County’s 30 precincts listed below:
Precinct one, courthouse on the ground floor. Precinct two, Main Street Baptist Church. Precinct three, Point Pleasant Primary School cafeteria. Precinct four, Point Pleasant Primary School gymnasium. Precincts five and six, Point Pleasant Intermediate School gymnasium. Precincts seven and eight, Point Pleasant Intermediate School cafeteria. Precinct nine, Krodel Park Clubhouse. Precinct 10, Roosevelt Elementary School. Precinct 11, Henderson Community Building. Precinct 12, Southside Community Center. Precincts 13 and 14, Beale Elementary School. Precinct 15, Ashton Elementary School. Precinct 16, Hannan Public Library. Precinct 17, Ashton Elementary School. Precinct 18, Southside Community Center. Precinct 19, Healthcare of Leon-Buffalo. Precinct 20, plus 20LE, Leon Elementary. Precinct 21, Leon Baden Community Center. Precinct 22, Flatrock Fire Department. Precinct 23, Letart Community Building. Precinct 24, Bachtel UM Church. Precinct 25, New Haven UM Church. Precinct 26, Hartford Community Building. Precinct 27, Faith Baptist Church. Precinct 28, Wahama High School cafeteria. Precinct 29, W.Va. State Farm Museum. Precinct 30, Point Pleasant Junior/Senior High School.
For those interested in working the polls, contact the clerk’s office at (304) 675-1997.
Early voting begins April 30-May 10 and is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the week; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3, and May 10. All early voting takes place in the county commission room on the second floor of the Mason County Courthouse.