The Faulkner County Election Commission will draw for the 2020 primary election ballot, clarify election official pay and set a range of coding/programming fees for school, municipal and special elections during a called meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting, which will be in Courtroom A of the Faulkner County Courthouse, is open to the public.

Candidates or their representatives are invited to attend to draw for their positions on the 2020 primary election ballot.

In a previous meeting, the election commission approved allowing overtime for poll workers who work more than 40 hours in a week with the understanding that overtime would be avoided whenever possible. In prior years, poll workers were paid $100 per day, not an hourly rate. Because the state law changed to pay poll workers an hourly rate of at least minimum wage, paying by the day is no longer allowed. 

The commission will make a clarification regarding election official pay, according to the agenda.

During its last meeting, the commission also raised the coding fee from $500 to $1,000 across the board. During Wednesday’s meeting, the commission will discuss setting a range of fees for school elections, municipal elections and special elections.

For more information on the Faulkner County Election Commission, visit votefaulkner.com.

Staff writer Jeanette Anderton can be reached at janderton@thecabin.net

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