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Thousands of Election Workers Needed in Kentucky

Kentuckians are being encouraged to serve as precinct workers for the November 4 election.

"You have to be a qualified Kentucky voter, 18 by election day, and not have changed your party affiliation in the last year, and not  be a candidate or a family member of a candidate," says Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.

Precinct workers will receive training and compensation.  Kentucky has more than 3,600 precincts statewide and at least four workers are needed at each precinct, which requires about 15,000 workers. 

Those interested in working the election should contact their county clerk’s office.

Lisa is a Scottsville native and WKU alum. She has worked in radio as a news reporter and anchor for 18 years. Prior to joining WKU Public Radio, she most recently worked at WHAS in Louisville and WLAC in Nashville. She has received numerous awards from the Associated Press, including Best Reporter in Kentucky. Many of her stories have been heard on NPR.