Sedgwick County In The Market For Election Workers

Oct 7, 2019

Credit Carla Eckels / KMUW

The Sedgwick County Election Office is recruiting workers for the November election.

Workers are paid for mandatory training, and for working at Early Voting Centers and on Election Day.

Cross-trained clerks, runners and provisional ballot judges are paid $7.50 an hour. Supervising judges are paid $10 an hour; supervising judges and runners are also paid mileage.

Melissa Schnieders is the deputy election commissioner for Sedgwick County. She said between 600 and 700 workers help with mayoral and school district elections.

“Without them, we would not be able to hold an election,” Schnieders said.

Workers must be a registered voter in Sedgwick County, available to work on Election Day from 4:45 a.m. until 9 p.m. and attend a mandatory training class. 

Students 16 and older are also eligible. No previous experience is needed.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5. Voters will make choices in school board, mayoral and city council races.

For more information, contact the Sedgwick County Election Office at 316-660-7119 or electionworker@sedgwick.gov.

Suzette Sponsel is an intern in the KMUW News Lab.