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February 27th, 2013

Board of Elections is looking for inspectors



Orange County’s Election Commissioners Susan Bahren and David Green have announced the beginning of The Orange County Board of Elections recruitment drive to enlist registered voters in Orange County who would like to be trained to become Election Inspectors for the 2013 election cycle.

"Every year we reach out to the citizens of the County to ask them to sign up to become Election Inspectors to help as we staff our polling sites all over the county." said Commissioner Bahren, "Each community around the County needs dedicated citizens who will show up at 5:15am on Election Day, work all day and into the night so that their friends and neighbors will have a chance to go to the polls and vote."

"Now is the time when we start getting the word out so that interested citizens can call the Board of Elections and sign up as an Interested Inspector so that when we announce our training classes this spring they will be on our mailing list," added Commissioner Green.

Opportunities to work will be coming up this year in September for the Primary Election and the General Election in November. In order to serve as an Election Inspector, all individuals are required to be a registered voter and resident of Orange County, be able to speak and read the English language and write it legibly.

In addition Commissioner Bahren added, "Registered Voters who also speak Spanish and meet all the other requirements, can find an opportunity to serve the Latino population of the County working as an Election Inspector. Every polling place in the County has Spanish Language Ballots available to all voters who request one. Every election we continue to improve our bi-lingual program at the Board of Elections."

Commissioner Green wanted to also inform the new Inspectors "that Each Inspector is required to attend one training sessions each year. Also Election Inspectors will be compensated for attending the full training class and receive $200 per election that they are assigned to work."

For additional information please contact the Orange County Board of Elections at (845) 291-4652, (845) 291-4474 or for Bi-lingual Spanish Assistance please call (855) 331-2444. Email the Board of Elections at: elections@orangecountygov.com. And Visit the Board of Elections website at: www.orangecountygov.com/elections.


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