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Lowndes Co. needs poll workers for upcoming election

Deb Cox Deb Cox
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

The Lowndes County Board of Elections was looking for poll workers Wednesday for the upcoming Lowndes County election on March 17th.

To be eligible, you must be at least 16 years old, have no felonies, be an American citizen, and be a Lowndes County resident. The board of elections office was also looking for volunteers to help out at the office during the three week early voting period, which was scheduled to begin February 23rd.

"We need about 70 poll workers right now. We're critically short," said Lowndes County Elections Manager Deb Cox. "Whether it's people don't have the time to do the job or it's too time intensive, we're short about 70 right now. So, we'll take anybody that wants to come on up."

The election is being held to to vote on whether or not the Lowndes County School District and Valdosta City School System should issue $50,000,000 and $73,320,000 in general obligation school bonds respectively and impose a 1% sales an use tax for educational purposes.

The election is also being held to decide whether to amend Lake Park's alcohol ordinance to allow for Sunday alcohol sales at package liquor stores inside city limits. 

You can sign up by calling the board of elections office at (229) 671-2850.

You can also e-mail the board of elections office at elections@lowndescounty.com or stop by their office located at 2808 N. Oak St. in Valdosta and fill out an application in person.

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