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Elections inspectors wanted

It's the first year of early voting in New York and north country election board commissioners...
It's the first year of early voting in New York and north country election board commissioners are still wondering how much money they will be getting from the state to help pay for mandated polling places
Updated: Sep. 16, 2019 at 2:58 PM EDT
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WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Jefferson County is looking for a new crop of elections inspectors ahead of the general election.

The Jefferson County Board of Elections now has new electronic poll books and officials are looking for people to work them this election year.

In order to be an inspector, you must be registered with either the Republican or Democratic party and you can be as young as 17 years old to be hired.

Trainings will be held this Thursday and Friday, as well as most of next week. The cost of training is covered by the board of elections.

"We literally could not run elections without our inspectors. They are the face of our board on Election Day and they are they ones who make sure that we have free, fair, and open elections," said Republican Jefferson County Board of Elections Commissioner Jude Seymour.

Some of the areas in most need of inspectors are Adams, Ellisburg, Wilna, Champion, Brownville, Pamelia, Worth, Philadelphia and Rutland.

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