Commissioners approve increase in poll worker pay

BATAVIA, Ohio (Sept. 28, 2017) – Clermont County Commissioners approved on Sept. 27 an increase in the pay of county local precinct officials, also known as poll workers.

Beginning immediately, one-day pay for poll workers will go from $105 to $120. Pay for training, which typically lasts two to three hours, will increase from $25 to $35. And pay for mileage will increase, from a minimum of $10 a trip to a maximum of $55 a trip. Poll workers are paid mileage based on the distance from the Board of Elections in Batavia, where they pick up equipment and supplies, to the precinct polling place.

“This is the first increase in pay for our poll workers since 2008,” said Judy Miller, Director of the Clermont County Board of Elections. “Our poll workers are dedicated to what they do, and they are responsible for making our elections a success. They work long days, and we are grateful that the Commissioners recognized that they were due a raise in pay.”

Clermont County has 167 precincts, and four poll workers – two Democrats and two Republicans – are required by law to staff every precinct. Currently, Clermont County is seeking 30 Democratic poll workers for the Nov. 7 general election. Races for cities, villages, townships, and school boards will be on the ballot, along with a race for a Municipal Court judge, as well as two state issues.

If you are interested in finding out more about being a poll worker, call the Board of Elections at 513.732.7275. You will also find information here: