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Floyd County Election Workers to Get Bump in Pay

In advance of next week’s special election, the Floyd County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a pay increase for precinct election officials.

Poll workers will be paid $10 per hour, up $1 per hour from the previous pay rate, in hopes of attracting more workers. County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Gloria Carr reported to the supervisors this week that it’s been a challenge to fill the positions, citing scheduling conflicts for many of their regular workers and some still shying away due to COVID-19 safety concerns.

Despite the pay hike, Carr admits the county still remains behind the pay of neighboring counties. She also explained that the county was able to pay poll workers $12 an hour during the last general election thanks to federal grants which funded the extra $3 per hour on top of their previous regular rate of $9 per hour.

The special election on Tuesday, August 3rd will put three options before voters on how the county’s supervisors are elected. Currently, the three supervisors are elected at-large.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA

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