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You can get paid well to work at the voter booth

September 24th, 2008 at 06:38 pm

Within the last 3-4 years, I've worked at the voter registration booth on election day. Actually, I've done it a total of three times. I did not work through the state office, but through a temporary service.

The first time I did it, they paid me $340 for the day. The last two times I worked, I got paid $400 for the day. I just called and left a message to see about doing it again this coming election. I just got signed up, and they will let me know the pay once it is approved.

Yes, that $400 was the easiest $400 I've ever made. The day is long. It starts at 6am and ends around 8pm. I got two breaks and a one-hour lunch away from the booth. The state workers can't leave the premises. I brought plenty of books, magazines, and newspapers to read.

My job? If a machine doesn't work; I unplug it from the outlet. If it still doesn't work, then I called technical support to come fix the machine. In the interim, I put a sign "out of order" on the machine. I was praying for machines to break I was so bored.

I hope they are paying $400 or more this election. $400 to sit and read, and make sure the state workers are doing their job, only in America.

7 Responses to “You can get paid well to work at the voter booth”

  1. kimiko Says:

    I don't know where you live to get pay that much, but here in Silicon Valley, it's $80 a day, barely minimum wage.

  2. sharmanl Says:

    I live in Georgia! I might still have my check stubs to prove it. It's true!!!

  3. fern Says:

    It might make a difference if you're working for a local election or national. I had an interest one year in working in my local town elections and i think they paid $50 or something like that. But a state or national election might be more.

  4. fruitbowlk Says:

    I didn't know they pay for that. My job asked if we wanted to volunteer.

  5. sharmanl Says:

    My sister-in-law just told me she thought people volunteered, too. I'm sure the state will take all the volunteers they can get. Growing up, my mom worked at the election and she got paid. Don't know how much.

    I was told the state workers get $100-$150 for the day. They would be really upset I'm sure if they knew how much we made to do way less work.

  6. thriftorama Says:

    Just looked into it and my county pays $107.91 plus $50 for the training.

  7. Esther Ekpo Says:

    I would love to work, where do I apply I live in Kennesaw, Georgia. Esther

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