As election day nears, poll workers needed

As primary election time draws near, poll workers are still needed.

The Elections Office employs more than 2,500 poll workers, but it still needs more.

In order to become a poll worker in Lee County, which pays $115 to $180 per election, applicants need to be registered to vote in Lee County; read and write English; attend a 3-4 hour training class and one-hour orientation; work a 14-hour day; be good with the public; lift, move and assemble 50 pound voting machines with assistance; stand for long periods; and have their own transportation. has the 2006 elections covered like no other. From a selector which might be able to help you decide which candidates you agree with most to answers to every voting question you might ask, here is a full list of our coverage.

Various positions include clerk, systems specialist; precinct tech; inspector and deputy.

Polling locations are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., and poll workers must arrive at 5:30 a.m. at their assigned precinct, and generally stay until polls are closed and everything is put away. Poll workers are not required to work every election, and usually have the opportunity to work at the poll in their own district.

For more information on becoming a poll worker, contact the Lee County Supervisor of Elections Office at 533-6900.

The primary election on Tuesday, Sept. 5, includes races for Lee County Commission seats; Lee County School Board seats; and County Court and Circuit Court Judges, on a local level.

In County Commission District 2 race, registered Republican voters will choose between Brian Bigelow and Douglas R. St. Cerny. The winner will face Gerard David Jr., with no party affiliation, on Nov. 7.

In District 4, all Lee County registered voters will choose between two Republican candidates. Incumbent Tammy Hall will run against Andy Coy. The winner of the race will have the District 4 seat.

District 5, as well, has two Republican hopefuls, which will allow all registered Lee County voters to choose between the two. Frank Mann and Jim Mathisen will face off in this election, with no other opposition.

The Lee County School board has elections in Districts 1, 4, and 5.

In District 1, Simone Bynoe, Robert "Bob" Chilmonik, and Mary L. Fischer will race against one another, with a possible run-off on Nov. 7.

In District 4, Walter William Booth and Steven K. Teuber will run against each other.

In District 5, Sheridan Chester and Elinor C. Scricca will vie for the spot.

The County Court Judge has elections in Group 8. Four candidates — Diane Dramko, David Friedman, Tara Pascotto Paluck, and Bob Tardif — will face off.

Circuit Court Judge elections in Lee County will include Groups 9, 14, 26, 28, 29, 30 and 31.

Group 9 candidates include: Kim Levy and Meg Steinbeck.

Group 14 candidates include: Bruce Kyle and Steve Holmes

Group 26 candidates include: Joe Simpson and Larry Pivacek

Group 28 candidates include: Stephen G. Kolody, Beth VanArsdale Krier and William Grandon "Bill" Whitcomb

Group 29 candidates include: Robert Geltner; Miguel C. Fernandez III; and Lynne E. Daily Group 30 candidates include: Scott Morris, Liz Adams, and Franklin B. Mann Jr.

Group 31 candidates include: Keith Kyle and Emily J. Simeone

For more information visit the Lee County Elections Web site at Several poll locations have changed. See the list of polling locations, or visit the Elections Web site, to find your polling location.

  • No. 13, Bonita Lions Club, 10346 Pennsylvania Avenue.
  • No. 157 and No. 80, Community Hall, 27381 Old 41 Road and Reynolds Street.
  • No. 61, Recreation Center, 26740 Pine Ave.
  • No. 133, Northern Trust Bank, 26790 S. Tamiami Trail.
  • No. 134, Gospel Baptist Church, 24861 Old 41 Road.
  • No. 135 and No. 168, First Baptist Church, 28440 Mango Drive.
  • No. 136, St. Leo Catholic Church, 28290 Beaumont Road.
  • No. 137, Hope Lutheran Church, 25999 Old 41 Road.
  • No. 148, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, 25071 Chamber of Commerce Road.
  • No. 149, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 9801 Bonita Beach Road.
  • No. 166, Iron Stone Bank, 8891 Timberwilde Drive.
  • No. 803, Office of the SOE Bonita, 24951 Old 41, Suite 10.
  • No. 12, South Lee County Regional Library, 21100 Three Oaks Parkway
  • No. 128, No. 132, & No. 165 Three Oaks Banquet and Conference Center, 20991 Three Oaks Parkway.
  • No. 147, Fountain Lakes, 22201 Fountain Lakes Blvd.
  • No. 167, Stoneybrook Community Center, 11800 Stoneybrook Golf Drive.
  • No. 34, San Carlos Park Fire Department, 8013 Sanibel Blvd.
  • No. 129, and No. 131, Karl Drews Community Center, 18412 Lee Road
  • No. 130, Lamb of God Church, 19691 Cypress View Drive.
  • No. 86, Park Alliance Church, 7469 San Carlos Blvd.
  • Source: Lee County Elections Supervisor's Office

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