|(a) Except as provided by subsection (b) of this section,
the compensation paid to polling-place judges, clerks, early-voting-ballot
board members, or persons working at the central counting station
for the general-primary and primary-runoff elections shall be equal
to the hourly rate paid by the county for such workers in county elections
up to not exceed $12 per hour from the primary fund. All workers must
attend a training class certified by the SOS. Online pollworker training
classes are available on the SOS website.
(b) The county chair may pay technical support personnel
at the central counting station (appointed under Texas Election Code §§127.002,
127.003, or 127.004) compensation which is more than $12 per hour,
but costs may not exceed those paid to county staff for comparable
(c) Except as provided by this section, a judge or
clerk may be paid only for the actual time spent on election duties
performed in the polling place or central counting station. If an
election worker elects to donate his or her compensation to the county
party, signed documentation referencing that fact, by the election
worker and chair, must be placed in the primary records.
(d) The county chair may allow one election worker
from each polling place up to one hour before election day to annotate
the precinct list of registered voters.
(e) The county chair is authorized to pay members of
the early voting ballot board.
(1) Members of the early voting ballot board may only
be compensated for the actual number of hours worked up to $12 per
hour from the primary fund.
(2) Additionally, members may reconvene to process
provisional or late ballots. The provisional ballot/late counting
process must be completed not later than the 7th day after the primary
or runoff primary elections.
(f) Compensation for the election judge or clerk who
delivers and picks up the election supplies on election day may not
exceed $25 per polling place location.
(g) Except as provided by subsection (f) of this section
the county chair may not pay an election-day worker for travel time,
delivery of supplies, or attendance at the precinct convention.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §81.120 adopted to be effective December 13, 2009, 34 TexReg 8665; amended to be effective March 7, 2012, 37 TexReg 1483; amended to be effective January 9, 2014, 39 TexReg 209; amended to be effective December 29, 2019, 44 TexReg 7884