House passes bill to allow part-time election workers

January 8, 2019

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota House has passed a measure that will allow election workers to work a partial day.

Representatives endorsed the measure 90-0 on Tuesday.

Republican Rep. Shannon Roers Jones of Fargo sponsored the bill. She says poll workers have been required to work the entire election day which can be up to 15 hours long. She says many election workers are retirees and many are unable to work the long hours.

GOP Rep. Mary Johnson of Fargo says many precincts across the state have trouble finding election workers due to the long hours.

No one spoke against the bill. It now goes to the North Dakota Senate for consideration.

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