Knox County Election Commission Seeks Additional Poll Officials for August Election
Knoxville – The Knox County Election Commission is recruiting additional poll officials for the August 6 State and Federal Primary and County General Election. Workers are being sought for polling places as well as for the absentee ballot counting board. Knox County residents can apply online at www.knoxvotes.org or by calling 215-2480.
“Knox County residents have the opportunity to play a pivotal role in democracy by becoming a poll official for the August election,” said Chris Davis, Administrator of Elections. “This is an opportunity for anyone to serve both our county and our state and get paid for their efforts.”
Poll officials are compensated for working during early voting and on Election Day, as well as for attending required training sessions. Knox County election workers can make $200 for attending training and then working on Thursday, August 6.
Poll officials perform various tasks to help polling sites run smoothly, including greeting voters, answering questions, processing voters, and explaining how to cast a ballot. Any voter is eligible to apply, regardless of political affiliation.
Qualifications to be a poll official:
• Be a registered voter if 18 or older
• Be at least 16 years old (New law passed this year; the previous age was 17 years old)
• Not be a candidate or close relative of a candidate
• Be able to read and write in the English language
The following government employees can now also serve as poll officials:
• City of Knoxville or Knox County employees, unless working directly under the supervision of an elected official on the ballot
• State of Tennessee employees
• Federal employees – consult your Human Resources department to ensure eligibility
For more information or to sign up to become a poll official, visit www.knoxvotes.org or call 215-2480.
Chris Davis, APR
Knox County Election Commission
300 Main Street, Ste. 218
Knoxville, TN 37902
Thanks to those who came out for the Primary Election Night Celebration!
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03-03-2020 REPUBLICAN PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS
Tennessee Presidential Primary: Donald J Trump
Criminal Court Judge, Division II: Kyle Hixson
Public Defender: Eric Lutton
Knox County Commission District 2: Grant Rosenberg
Knox County Commission District 4: Kyle Ward
Knox County Commission District 5: John Schoonmaker
Knox County Commission District 6: Terry Hill
Knox County Commission District 8: Richie Beeler
Knox County Commission District 9: Carson Dailey
Assessor of Property: John R. Whitehead
Knox County Law Director: David Buuck
Make sure you come out to support these folks in the August 6th and November 3rd Elections!