By H. Wicai, KWMU
St. Louis, MO – In an effort to avoid a repeat of problems that occurred on Election Day in November, 2000, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay will allow city employees to work the polls next month at full pay. To recruit more election judges he's asking other employers to do the same.
So far about one-hundred city employees have signed up. The board needs to recruit 16-hundred-55 judges that includes 155 new specialists who will administer the inactive voter list required by the negotiated consent decree with the justice department. Election judge training is taking place over the next three weeks.