KHON2: 300 More Volunteers Needed for Election Day – $85 stipend

By Marisa Yamane, KHON2, 8/6/12

The Primary Election is this Saturday, and the State Office of Elections still needs about three hundred more volunteers to work at the polls. [Click here to sign up online.]

Even though you’re a volunteer, you’ll still get paid a small stipend of $85. And you’ll be working about thirteen hours or so.

They’re called “precinct officials” — volunteers who help voters with Election Day questions.

They also operate the poll book, ballot issuing box, and ballot box stations at the polling places.

“It’s a good civic duty, a good way to get involved in the process,” said Scott Nago, Chief Election Officer.

There are 233 polling places across the state, 142 on Oahu alone.

And the State Office of Elections still needs 300 more precinct officials for Oahu only.

“We try to place you in your home precinct but if not we put you wherever we have space,” said Nago.

Here are the minimum qualifications: you need to be at least 16 years old on or before June 30, 2012, a registered voter in Hawaii (Hawaii laws allow US citizens to pre-register at age 16), you must be able to read and write English, and lift 25-30 pounds.

Also, you need to attend a training session and pass a certification exam.

The next and final training session before the Primary Election is set for Wednesday (August 8) at 6:30pm at Aiea High School.

“They can just show up to the training,” said Nago.

And the session lasts about two hours.

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