The Division of Elections is in the market for temporary election workers, and is having an especially hard time recruiting Democrats in Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley.
The Division has reached out to the Alaska Democratic Party for help getting the polls staffed for the Primary Election on Aug. 21 and the Nov. 6 General Election. ADP Chair Casey Stein has put out the word to the party faithful.
Normally at polling stations, the Division has a person from both the Republican and Democratic parties as a form of checks and balances.
Those interested in a temporary job are encouraged to contact:
AK Div of Elections
Toll free (855)977-3592
Text (907) 419-7738
No word yet on whether the Division is struggling to find Republicans to work the polls in the solidly Democratic districts in rural Alaska.
- Must be a registered voter in Alaska.
- Be willing to work an approximate 16 hour day or more on Election Day OR share a position and work a split shift and attend a four to five hour paid training session.
- Must be willing to remain non-partisan on Election Day and NOT express any political opinions while on the job.
- Cannot have a familial relationship with a candidate on the ballot.