Election Judges Train for November 6th Election

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GREENE COUNTY, Mo. Midterm elections are less than a month away and here in Greene County, election judges are going through training to make sure everything goes smoothly on election day.

Normally, election judges are trained by a PowerPoint presentation. 

But this year, Greene county clerk Shane Schoeller thought they’d switch it up a bit and actually rehearse scenarios that could occur on election day.

“Would be more helpful towards their learning and what can help them be better prepared on election day versus just kinda giving them the bullet points that we show on the PowerPoint,” said Schoeller.

KOLR10 shot and put together training videos with election judges.

We’re showing you parts of those videos where volunteers act out different scenarios.

Some situations that can happen on election day include coercion, an incorrect ballot, and wrong polling locations.

The Greene county clerk’s office also had to add more training to accommodate the new voter identification laws.

“Because there’s a lot of questions that some voters will have when they come in terms of what’s the right type of identification to show,” Schoeller explained, “and so we definitely have not only increased that training, but we’ve created an option sheet they can hand to a voter who may have those questions to make sure that the voter is informed as possible in terms of the options they can present on the day of the election.”

Registration for voting in the midterm election has closed. 

Here is the link to the Greene county clerk’s website: https://greenecountymo.gov/county_clerk/

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