Wythe County Seal Trans Background

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Carolyn King, Wythe County’s registrar, is notifying local citizens that the county is in need of election officers for the upcoming midterm Congressional election.

“For years, the county has enjoyed a full roster of dedicated poll workers, however, we’re now reaching a point where it’s time to begin seeking additional people to help us with this very important job,” stated King.

King said that election officers must be registered voters and will attend an election workshop prior to working the polls. The workers, she said, will receive compensation for their time.

Mary “Sis” Cassell, chairwoman of the Wythe County Electoral Board, stated, “The work they do is tough, but extremely rewarding.”

Cassell, who formerly served as Wythe County’s longtime Commissioner of the Revenue, added “The electoral process simply cannot take place without the help of local citizens.”

Individuals interested in serving as an election officer are encouraged to fill out an officer of election interest form at the state’s Department of Election’s website: www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/OnlineForms/OfficerofElection or stop by the county registrar’s office, located at 245 S Fourth Street in Wytheville.

In addition to voting in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives races, Virginia voters will also be determining the fate of a proposed amendment to the state constitution.

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