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Georgia leaders recruiting veterans to work elections

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(WTVM) - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is pushing a new initiative to recruit veterans to work at the polls.

Election officials around Georgia are encouraged to hire veterans to work at the polls as record numbers are expected to vote in the 2016 presidential election.

Dougherty County’s elections supervisor says they always need help, and she thinks those who have served our country would do a great job.

“We think that they would make excellent poll workers along with all the other workers of course that we recruit. We don't think anyone is too small of course. All of our workers should be saluted for the work that they do,” elections supervisor Ginger Nickerson said.

Secretary of State Kemp also launched a website with training videos and materials for poll workers. 

A veteran interested in becoming a poll worker can electronically submit their information, including their name, address, contact information, and branch of service, to election officials in his or her community.

Once hired, the veteran will receive a letter and lapel pin from Secretary Kemp to thank them for their continued service to Georgia.

For additional information about the Recruit a Veteran Poll Worker initiative, please visit the website above or call the Elections Division at (404) 656-2871.

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