Poll Workers Train for Statewide Elections

Efforts are underway to help the November elections run more smoothly and effectively than the primaries did.

Election commissioners in Lauderdale County have been conducting training classes for poll workers since last week.

In preparation for the upcoming election, commissioners have increased the amount of training for poll workers who set up and break down voting equipment to about fourteen classes.

Commissioners say these extra classes will help poll workers be more efficient.

"Well, because they'll have more hands-on. They'll know exactly how to use the machine and they'll be more sure of themselves," said election commissioner Ann Hall.

During primary elections in August, Hall says election officials worked until about 2 a.m. tabulating results.

To help speed the process, she says election officials in Lauderdale County are adding a second scanner for the November elections. Hall says she's hopeful this additional scanner will cut down the tabulation time by at least two hours.

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