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Congressman Johnson announces 2014 winners of CBCF scholarships

Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced the winners of the 2014 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Spouses Education Scholarships. The five winners hail from across the Fourth Congressional Dis


Poll officials needed for Gwinnett elections


Gwinnett hiring poll workers

Gwinnett County Elections is looking to hire paid poll officials for the 2014 elections.

“We have a busy elections season ahead of us and with more than 150 polling locations in Gwinnett, it will take several thousand poll officials to staff an election,” said Elections Supervisor Lynn Ledford.

Successful poll officials demonstrate patience, enjoy working with people, take direction well and are detail oriented. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Gwinnett County, at least 16 years old and able to read, write and speak English. Those who have been convicted of a felony or judicially determined to be mentally incompetent are not eligible to serve as a poll official.

Poll officials must have transportation to and from the polling location and have access to a computer to complete online training; some officials may require additional training. All officials must report to their polls by 6:00am on Election Day and work the whole day, which is approximately 14 hours. Also, poll officials who plan to vote will need to vote absentee by mail or advance in person. When possible, poll officials are assigned to their home precinct; however if there no vacancies at the polling location, they will be asked to work at a different precinct.

Applications are available at For more information, visit

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