With a special election coming next month, the Floyd County Board of Supervisors hopes a wage increase will attract more precinct election officials.
County residents can vote August 3rd on whether or not to change how the supervisors are elected. Currently, the three board positions are elected at-large, but litigation by the Coalition for Better County Government forced the special election and will put two other options before voters.
County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Gloria Carr told supervisors during a workshop session Monday morning that it’s been a challenge to find enough workers, even among their regulars.
Carr says in addition to scheduling conflicts, COVID-19 safety concerns are still keeping some workers away. Carr proposed a wage increase from $9 per hour to $10 to the supervisors in hopes of attracting more candidates to become precinct election officials. The supervisors could approve a wage increase at Tuesday’s regular board meeting at 1 p.m. at the county courthouse in Charles City.