Over million polling workers to perform duties for US midterm elections

11:30 PM | 31 Oct, 2022
Over million polling workers to perform duties for US midterm elections

NEW YORK – In the US midterm elections on November 8th, more than one million polling workers will perform their duties in more than 200,000 polling stations across the country. Due to Covid-19 and the threats of violent incidents in the upcoming elections, many US states are facing a severe shortage of polling personnels.  

Although, early voting is going on in most of the states since October 29 due to Covid-19 precautions. While the general election in the United States is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8th.

In the US, there is no central election commission, each county has its election board to conduct elections. These election boards are responsible for presidential and federal elections along with local and State elections.

Unlike many other countries, in the United States, there are very few civil servants in the workforce. Anyone, who is a private individual, whether he/she is a US citizen or a permanent resident of the United States can submit his/her name as a polling worker.

In the United States, there is a full-scale federal election agency called the US Election Assistance Commission (EAC).  Which consists of thirty members. The EAC has an office in the Silver City of Maryland State. This institution is involved in providing information and assistance to the official election boards of various states in the process of conducting transparent and fair elections.

The names of the polling staff in the USA vary according to their responsibilities.  The presiding officer and in-charge of the polling station are called the Coordinator.  Whereas other polling staff, are called and used by Election Clerks, election judges, inspectors, scanning inspectors, and commissioners. On average, eight polling personnel are required for a polling station.

Traditionally, in the United States, the majority of poll workers are old people. Most of them are usually retired, civilians. A vast majority of women are involved in election duties. According to a report, 81%  who performed polling duties in the 2020 elections were women.

In the US, the compensation paid to poll workers are differ in different states. In some states, polling workers are paid $17 an hour. In New York, polling workers are paid $15 an hour on Election Day. While $25 is given separately to complete the election training. In Philadelphia, the minimum wage is $200 per day. Most States provide additional bonuses to high-paid workers in addition to regular exchanges during elections.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 29, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 29, 2023 (Wednesday)

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM) 

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 284.2 287.25
Euro EUR 305.5 308.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 347.5 351
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.7
Australian Dollar AUD 188 190.4
Bahrain Dinar BHD 754.37 762.37
Canadian Dollar CAD 206 208.2
China Yuan CNY 41.44 41.84
Danish Krone DKK 41.07 41.47
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.92 36.27
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.06 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.52 934.52
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.57 177.59
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.64
Omani Riyal OMR 736.76 744.71
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.92 78.62
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.5 312
Thai Bhat THB 8.3 8.45

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 29 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,700 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,360.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Karachi PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Islamabad PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Peshawar PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Quetta PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Sialkot PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Attock PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Gujranwala PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Jehlum PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Multan PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Bahawalpur PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Gujrat PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Nawabshah PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Chakwal PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Hyderabad PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Nowshehra PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Sargodha PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Faisalabad PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Mirpur PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445


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