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Pay Hike Sought for Election Workers

(La Porte County, IN) - Election workers in La Porte County could receive a pay increase.


Clerk Heather Stevens told the La Porte County Council last night that wants to increase the pay of early voting election workers from $13 to $16 an hour, in addition to giving Election Day workers a flat $50 increase. Currently, Election Day inspectors are paid $200, lead judges $180, and everyone else $150 for what turns out to be a 13 hour day, she said.


Stevens said efficiences have been found to reduce the amount of election workers at some voting locations without a pay hike increasing the cost of running an election.


“I can increase the pay and still save money at the very same time,” she said.


The council, which oversees the finances of county government, advised her to seek approval for the pay increase from the La Porte County Election Board.

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