Philly hiring 100 to staff satellite election offices

Nov. 3, 2020, is Election Day.
Nov. 3, 2020, is Election Day. Photo credit iStock/Getty Images Plus
By KYW Newsradio 1060

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Board of Elections is offering more than 100 temporary clerical assistant jobs.

Clerical assistants work at election satellite offices across the city, "helping voters to submit and obtain mail-in ballots and register new voters," City Commissioner Omar Sabir said.

He says pay for the full-time, temporary positions starts at $13.75 per hour, and applicants need to be 18 years old and Philadelphia residents.

"Applicants should possess data entry skills, have customer service experience, have knowledge of office procedures, basic microsoft office applications and arithmetic," Sabir said.

He says positions are open right away and end after the November election.

Sabir says the new jobs are an extension of historic reform to Pennsylvania election code that allows voters to request mail-in ballots for any reason.

"Everything is new. This is all from Act 77: satellite offices, universal vote by mail," he said.

Sabir says they need to fill these jobs in order to open satellite locations for early voting which is different from the call for poll workers.