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As map confusion continues, local poll worker shortage arises ahead of primary

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Posted at 11:35 AM, Mar 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-31 11:35:54-04

The Hamilton County Board of Elections is facing a shortage of poll workers for Ohio's May 3 primary, citing confusion from the state's redistricting process that has left state House and Senate elections in limbo.

The primary will still happen on May 3 despite the continued map negotiations, but the BOE said the litigation has contributed to confusion on timing for the primary.

"Some poll workers have been hesitating to commit while waiting for resolution in the court cases," said Sherry Poland, director of elections, in the press release. "We know there will be an election on May 3, so the time is now to sign up."

Poll workers are paid $181.50 for their work and training classes are offered at various times throughout the day to enable anyone to attend regardless of work schedule or circumstance.

Anyone interested in signing up to be a poll worker in Hamilton County can visit their site or call the Board of Elections at 513.632.7000.