HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. -- Hillsborough County election officials are searching for nearly 300 more people to help at the polls for the General Election.
- High turnout for primary spurs county to beef up for Election Day
- Additional workers will help with new early voting site
- Link: Information on becoming a poll worker in Hillsborough Co.
"We're ramping up our staffings, because we feel it's going to be a bigger turnout," said Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer.
More than 3,000 poll workers are typically hired for elections in Hillsborough County. But when the August primary saw a higher than normal voter turnout, the need for poll workers changed.
They started looking for more help.
"The higher the turnout is for a primary, the higher it's usually going to be for the general," Latimer said.
The additional poll workers will also help with a new early voting site in Hillsborough County.
For the first time, voters will be able to cast their early ballots on the USF Campus at the Yuengling Center. Florida law previously banned early voting sites on college campuses, but a federal judge recently struck down that rule.
For more information on becoming a poll worker, click here for the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections.