WAILUKU - Workers are needed to serve as precinct officials for primary and general elections this year, according to the Maui County Clerk's Office.
The need for workers is especially dire in Central Maui and Upcountry precincts, but there are openings in other areas as well.
Precinct officials earn $85 per day and must meet minimum qualifications. Those include being:
* At least 16 years old by June 30.
* A registered voter in Hawaii.
* Able to read and write English.
* Able to lift 25 to 35 pounds.
* Available to attend a training session and pass a certification exam.
Primary election day is Aug. 11, and the general election is Nov. 6. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Precinct officials work from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., approximately.
The last day to register to vote for the primary election is July 12, and the last day to register for the general election is Oct. 8.
Officials suggest that community groups could work on election days as a way to earn money for their organizations.
For more information, call the County Clerk's Office Elections Division at 270-7749.