BUREAU OF ELECTIONS SCHEDULES POLL WORKER ORIENTATION CLASSES

BUREAU OF ELECTIONS SCHEDULES POLL WORKER ORIENTATION CLASSES

Orientation classes for poll workers have been scheduled in Las Cruces, Anthony and Hatch.

As the Nov. 2 General Election draws closer, Doña Ana County Clerk Rita Torres is urging registered voters to sign up to work the polls. Training classes will begin Oct. 5 and continue through Oct. 30.

All Las Cruces classes will occur at the Doña Ana County Courthouse at 251 W. Amador Ave., in the Doña Ana County Commission Chambers on the second floor. Trainings will be offered from 5-7 p.m. on the following dates: Oct. 8, 11, 18, 22, 25 and 29. Trainings also will be offered from 10 a.m. to Noon on the the following dates: Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30.

All Anthony classes will occur at the Anthony Community Center at 875 N. Main St. Trainings will be offered from 5-7 p.m. on the following dates: Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26

All Hatch classes will occur at the Hatch School Band Room at 305 Main St.Trainings will be offered from 5-7 p.m. on the following dates: Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28.

All classes are open to any interested persons. To become a poll worker, a resident must complete one of the two-hour classes. Class sizes are limited, so calling ahead is advised.

Each poll worker and standby poll worker chosen to work on Election Day will receive $100 for attending the training and working on Election Day. Those chosen to serve as presiding judges at the polls will receive a total of $150.

For more information, call the Doña Ana County Bureau of Elections at (505) 647-7432. Residents calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7432.