F.C Democrats to host meeting

GLOVERSVILLE — The monthly meeting of the Fulton County Democratic Committee will take place Thursday, at 7 p.m. at Gloversville City Hall. All registered Democrats in Fulton County are encouraged to attend.

Topics of discussion will include Congressional redistricting, the status of Governor Cuomo, and the upcoming picnic scheduled for September 18th.

The Fulton County Board of Elections has launched a recruitment campaign for additional election inspectors.

The Board reports that it had lost many inspectors for three reasons: older inspectors are retiring; many electors are fearful of working side by side with unvaccinated co- workers; and the stipend is currently below minimum wage.

In response the BOE has done the following:

The BOE staff is asking that all election inspectors, vaccinated or not, to wear masks.

BOE staff is asking high school principals to help it recruit high school students to serve as paid inspectors. BOE is asking substitute teachers to serve as election inspectors. And the BOE staff as asked the Fulton County Board of Supervisors to increase the election inspector stipend to $16 an hour.

Anyone interested in serving as an election inspector this Fall should call the BOE office at (518) 726-5526.

By Paul Wager