TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - This year, Lee County's poll workers will receive more money to work on Election Day because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Lee County Board of Supervisors approved the pay raise during a Board meeting Monday morning.
Lee County Chancery Clerk Bill Benson said it's similar to hazard pay.
The state government made the money available to the county thanks to the CARES Act.
"The county approved the additional $50 per poll worker, as was authorized this past legislative session,” Benson said. “And approved the agreement with the Secretary of State's Office for the additional poll worker per precinct."
Poll workers in Mississippi can receive approximately $115 to $135 per workday.
Lee County has 36 voting precincts for the Nov. 3 election.