Across metro Atlanta, counties are struggling to hire poll workers. The relatively low pay combined with the strong labor market and tense political climate have created an uphill battle for elections departments.
In Cobb, poll worker pay starts at $150 per election and goes up to $250 for poll managers.
Poll workers must be at least 16 years old, live or work in Cobb or live in a neighboring county, read and write English, attend training, have no felonies for 10 years and have reliable transportation.
Event attendees will tour the new building, learn about the elections process and receive information on open positions at the new elections office open house and job fair Saturday, Sep. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.