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MC High School students learn to be election officials

MC High School students learn to be election officials

Posted: Oct 30, 2018 10:55 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa- With less than a week away from the General Election, the Cerro Gordo County Auditor’s Office is making sure they have enough help when it comes to watching the polls which is why they spent Tuesday afternoon training around a dozen Mason City High School students.
“There’s a lot that goes in to elections,” said Mason City Senior Jayden Smith. “People think that you just come, drop off your ballot and leave, but there is way more.”
Smith is one of the dozens who learned how the election process works. Those with the Auditors offices educated the students on voting, precincts, and much more.
Smith said the reason he wanted to be a polling official is to get a firsthand look himself on how it works.
“I think it is pretty straightforward because of the age of technology and how easy it is to relay information,” He said.
The group will be assigned to a number of different polling places throughout Cerro Gordo County. They will be paid $150 and be compensated for transportation.

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