Election Judges and Election Workers to receive pay raise in Walker County.
During Tuesday’s Commissioners’ Court , Commissioners voted to increase pay for Walker County Election Workers and Election Judges.
Election workers’ pay will be raised from $8 per hour hour to $9 per hour. Election judges’ pay will be raised from $9 per hour to $10 per hour.
Walker County Tax Assessor-Collector Diana McRae asked the Court for the increase in pay so that County election workers and judges would be paid more on par with workers in other elections such as school district and city elections.
Mrs. McRae released the following statement regarding the election workers’ pay raise:
“I am very appreciative of the approval and support received by Commissioners’ Court relating to the recent election worker pay increase. Citizens in our community that volunteer as election workers not only work long hours for weeks during early voting and 14 to 15 hours on election day, but also commit to many hours of mandatory training as well. With joint elections and increased complexity of elections, the responsibilities and duties of election workers and the presiding judges have increased substantially. We are encouraged that this increase in pay will help us recruit and maintain experienced election workers from one election to the next. I want to take this opportunity to thank all the citizens in Walker County that have ever worked as an election worker. We couldn’t hold elections without you and your service to our community; so once again, thank you! Anyone interested in becoming an election worker can contact the Walker County Voter Registration/Elections Department at (936) 436-4959 for more information.”
Anyone interested in more information on becoming an Election Worker can also click here for more information.