Runoff for clerk to cost county $50K

Published 11:25 am Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A story in Monday’s edition of The Vicksburg Post incorrectly stated the expected cost of the upcoming special election for circuit clerk.

Paying poll managers and support staff at each of the county’s 22 precincts, contractors with the election commission to prepare ballots and a worldwide elections firm to prepare the database could reach $50,000. The $506,305 that appeared in Monday’s edition was a miscalculation of compensation to poll workers.

Warren County Election Commission District 4 Commissioner Sara Carlson Dionne said, “poll managers and workers are paid for only one day of work, not 35.” Election commissioners by state law are allowed to claim no more than 35 days of work.

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State law also allows poll managers to be paid $145 a day and poll workers $125.

“We regret the error and are happy to set the record straight,” Vicksburg Post publisher Tim Reeves said. “We are extremely grateful to Sara Carlson Dionne for helping us in getting this information corrected.”

Interim clerk Greg Peltz and former school board member Jan Hyland Daigre face off in the special election scheduled for Nov. 25.