“We have to have 60 volunteers to run the election. Between then and now, people may have a doctor’s appointment or get sick. Right now, we only have one alternate. If 10 more people said that they could work, it would be helpful,” Thomas said.
She said that interested people would be asked to spend an hour-and-a-half on May 8 in training and to spend the period between 5:30 a.m. and up to 6:30 or 7 p.m. at the polls on May 22. Thomas said that eligible voters with a desire to volunteer for public service should contact her office 522-6661 for details. Election volunteers receive a stipend of $100 for their service.
Though Thomas said that final numbers for registered voters were not calculated, voter registration had increased from last year. As of April 16, Trigg County hosts 6,620 registered Democrats, 2,615 Republicans and 449 members affiliated with other parties or independents. 4,685 voters are recorded as male, while 4,999 women have registered to vote.
Thomas said that request for absentee ballots for this election have been few. She added that interest might be low due to the election being a primary “It’s a closed primary, meaning voters must vote for candidates from their party. In the general election, voters do not have to vote along party lines,” she said.
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