Poll workers needed in Lancaster County

LANCASTER—Elections are the backbone of the American democratic process and election workers are essential to ensure that elections are a success.

“If you value and want to help protect our election process, the Lancaster County Electoral Board needs you as an election official for the November 7, 2017, election,” said general registrar Susan Jett.

An information meeting will be held at 6 p.m. August 28 at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.

Election officers provide the support needed to conduct elections at six precincts throughout the county, said Jett. Each election official is trained in the functions required to assist voters and follow the legal requirements of our voting system. Election officials care about democracy and the election process.

More than 8,500 residents are registered to vote in Lancaster County, she said. On November 7, elections will be held for statewide offices of governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and House of Delegates. County offices to be elected are Commissioner of the Revenue and members of the board of supervisors and school board in Districts 1 and 5.

File by Friday for White Stone special election

Also on November 7, White Stone will conduct a special election to fill a vacant town council seat. Interested White Stone residents need to file paper work for candidacy with Jett. The deadline is Friday, August 18.

Contact Jett at 462-5277 to discuss election officer positions or filing information for the town council seat.