From the Election Commission comes this request:
The Shelby County Election Commission works hard to comply with Tennessee state law that requires balanced party representation (equal number of Democrats and Republicans) at all polling places. With around 220 precincts in Shelby County, it is a significant task for the election commission to strive to reach the objective of balanced party representation each countywide election.
The election commission is seeking Republican poll officials for the November 6, 2012 State/Federal/Presidential election. The election commission is particularly looking for those who are willing and able to be flexible in a polling place assignment anywhere in Shelby County.
We all rely on competent and honest officials at the polling places to have a fair election. Please consider working as an election official for the November 6 election.
The Shelby County election Commission pays election day workers $30 for training and $100 for election day. Officers are paid $30 for training and $120 for election day. Everyone attends a 2 1/2 to 3 hour training session that will teach them what to expect on election day, the laws, paperwork, voting machines and electronic poll books.
If you are interested in working as an official at a polling place for the November 6 election, please call Carol Collinsworth at (901) 222-6830.
There may also be opportunities remaining to help with early voting. If you are interested in working
during early voting, please call the election commission today.