Elections officials looking for poll workers

Ohio voters cast their votes at the polls for early voting in the 2012 U.S. presidential election in Medina, Ohio, U.S. on October 26, 2012. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk/File Photo - RTSNKB0

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia election officials are looking for poll workers for the upcoming June 9 primary.

Secretary of State Mac Warner says in a news release that some county clerks are trying to fill several positions vacated by poll workers who are more susceptible to COVID-19.

Warner says any registered voter who is interested in becoming a poll worker can contact their county clerk’s office or complete an online form.

Poll workers are paid for completing a training class and working on the day of the election. Payment amounts vary by county.

West Virginia’s primary election is June 9. Warner is encouraging voters who may be off from work that day will consider becoming a poll worker. Early voting begins Wednesday, May 27 at courthouses, annexes, and other designated locations.