The Wahzhazhe Elections Office is hiring individuals to work at the polling place during the April 4 Primary Election.
Hired individuals will be helping voters check-in before they vote their ballots, as well as setting up and closing the polling place during the day-long Election Day. In-person voting will be at the Osage Nation Civic Center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. located in Pawhuska at 1449 W. Main St.
“This is your opportunity to learn about what takes place on Election Day,” according to the job announcement. Interested individuals must fill out an application form and submit it to the Election Office by March 25.
Those selected to work on Election Day must be willing to work 12-14 hours or more depending on the day’s activities. Other listed abilities sought include basic computer skills, attention to detail, occasionally lifting/ carrying objects including election equipment and supply boxes, as well as excellent interpersonal skills to interact effectively with voters, coworkers, and electioneers.
Osage Nation government employees are eligible to work that day at the polling place but must obtain their work supervisor’s signature and leave time approval to work at the polling place, according to the application.
Those selected will be subject to mandatory training for working at the polling place. Other worker functions include: maintaining election equipment security throughout the day, thoroughly reviewing/ completing all election forms, checking in voters through use of identification and poll lists, assisting voters through the voting process by explaining equipment usage, and closing the polling place after voting ends.
Workers must also have the ability to comprehend and follow instructions given by the Election Supervisor and Election Board officials who will be on-site that day, as well as report any issues that day to supervising officials.
For more information and to request worker applications, contact the Election Office toll-free at (877) 560-5286 or visit the office in Pawhuska at 608 Kihekah Ave. The office can also be reached via email for other election-related information and inquiries at email@example.com