Poll officials are needed

The Lincoln County Election Commission needs poll officials to help with the upcoming 2020 primaries and elections, said Sheila Allen, administrator of elections.

To be a polling official, you must be a registered Lincoln County voter, at least 17 years of age and a resident of Lincoln County, and on Election Day, you must be willing to work from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., or until the last voter has voted and all precinct work is completed.

Officials are paid for their work on Election Day as well as for attending a mandatory training class, said Allen, urging anyone interested to contact her office at 931-433-6220 or visit the election commission at in the Ralph Hastings Building at 208 East Davidson Street, Room 106, in Fayetteville.

“Most people, once they have served as a polling official, want to continue doing it,” said Allen, noting that the commission is looking for candidates who enjoy people and service to others. “Commissioners will meet before each election and appoint our poll officials.”

Members of the Lincoln County Election Commission include Dan Long, who serves as chairman, Joan Massey, secretary, and Karen Avilla, Dale Thomas and Eddie Wilson.

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