Election officials and alternates are submitted by the County Executive Committee. The committee man and committee woman from each district work together to submit a list of qualified voters to work election day in the precincts in their districts.
Each precinct has five election officials. They are referred to in Cabell County as the #1 Commissioner, #2 Commissioner, #3 Commissioner, Democrat Clerk, and Republican Clerk.
1.) #1 Commissioner – picks up the supplies required for the efficient operation of the precinct during a designated time and location on the day before the election, maintains order in the precinct on election day, assists the other four workers as necessary in their duties, provides assistance (along with the #3 Commissioner) for any voter requiring assistance who has not brought someone to assist them, and returns the supplies to the designated locations after the precinct has been officially closed.
2.) #2 Commissioner – Activates the correct ballot for each voter, maintains an orderly flow from the clerks table to the voting booths and exiting the voting area, places poll slip ends in a designated envelope, removes items left in the voting booths by voters.
3.) #3 Commissioner - Cannot be the same party affiliation of the #1 Commissioner, activates the correct ballot for each voter, provides assistance (along with the #1 Commissioner) for any voter requiring assistance who has not brought someone to assist them, and returns supplies on election night with the #1 Commissioner.
4.) Democrat and Republican Clerks - Look up the record of each voter in poll book, verifies information in the poll book is correct, assists voter in making changes to their name and/or address when appropriate, completes provisional ballot forms when required, marks poll slip end with correct party affiliation of ballot to be issued (only in Primary Elections), and issues poll slip end or provisional voter form to the voter to present to the #2 or #3 Commissioner.
5.) Alternates – May be placed in any precinct in the county and may be placed by the County Clerk any time after the deadline for the workers appointed by the County Commission that respond by refusing their assigned duty.
Pay for the Election Officials by assigned duty and appointed position:
1.) Election Day - $150.00
2.) Election Training - $50.00
3.) Supply Pick-up - $50.00
4.) Supply Return - $25.00
1.) #1 Commissioner - $325.00 (2 training classes required)
$275.00 (1 training class required)
2.) #2 Commissioner - $200.00
3.) #3 Commissioner - $225.00
4.) Poll Clerks - $200.00
Mileage is paid from home to pick up supplies and back home, and from the voting precinct to the courthouse and back to the voting precinct on election night.
COUNTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES
County Executive Committees are established by the County Commission. Cabell County contains 10 Executive Committee Districts with one male and one female from the Democratic Party and one male and one female from the Republican Party from each of the districts. They are elected to represent each district for a 4 year term.
The main duty of the county executive committee is to submit a list of qualified voters to be appointed by the county commission to serve as election officials and alternates to serve on election day.
(Updated list of Executive Committee Members here)