Maricopa County offers bonuses to temporary election workers

Jul 5, 2022, 5:00 AM

(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images, File)...

(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images, File)

(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images, File)

PHOENIX — Maricopa County announced last week it would offer temporary election workers a bonus as a way to help ensure enough staffing for the upcoming elections.

Temporary election staff who work 240 hours and a minimum of four weeks during the August primary and/or the November general elections will receive a $1,000 bonus, according to a press release, while those who work 400 hours and a minimum of eight weeks will be eligible for a $1,750 bonus.

“The temporary workers who join our team are the backbone of running safe, secure and transparent elections,” Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer said in the release.

“They deserve to be rewarded for their commitment to the institutions of democracy in Maricopa County, and I am proud that we as a county will be recognizing their efforts and rewarding them with this well-earned demonstration of our gratitude.”

The Elections Department is looking to hire temporary staff for bipartisan ballot processing boards, delivery drivers, warehouse staff, as well as technical setup personnel for each election, the county said.

People interested in becoming a temporary election worker can find out more information on the county’s website.

The bonuses, included as part of the recently-approved county budget, will be paid in December and are limited to those working at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center.

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Maricopa County offers bonuses to temporary election workers