Ky. Secretary of State offers attorneys a perk for serving as a poll worker

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – In an effort to recruit poll workers for the upcoming election, Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams says attorneys can receive continuing legal education credit if they serve as a poll worker.

It’s possible through a partnership with Kentucky Bar Association.

Friday, the KBA’s Continuing Legal Education Commission notified Adams that it has accredited draft election law training materials prepared by the Secretary of State’s Office.

Kentucky attorneys can receive 1.5 credit hours, they need 12.5 hours each year to keep their law licenses, for participating in the election law training provided to volunteer poll workers.


“Our office has taken several creative steps to address our poll worker crisis,” Adams said. “Today, we announce another: Kentucky lawyers now can get free CLE for poll worker training – and they even get paid for volunteering.”


Any registered voter can sign up to be a poll worker through

More than 4,000 Kentuckians are signed up to volunteer to serve, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.


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