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Commissioners adjust salaries, election rules

Staff Writer
PECOS, Oct. 26, 1995 - After some changes, grammatical and
otherwise, Reeves County Commissioners unanimously approved
adopting a resolution for the Constitutional Amendment
Election, scheduled for November 7, during an emergency
meeting of the commissioner's court on Wednesday.

The meeting was requested by Reeves County Clerk Diane
Florez, "Due to an unforeseen situation," according to
Reeves County Judge Jimmy Galindo.

Some grammatical errors were corrected during a recess of
the court and changes were made concerning the handling of
voting boxes by Reeves County Sheriff's Deputies, along with
adjustments of salaries for the election equipment

After reading the proposed resolution to the court, Galindo
questioned whether Section 8 that authorizes sheriff's
deputies to transport voting boxes to the courthouse from
the polling stations. "Is that normal?," he asked Florez.

Florez stated that was the usual practice, as she took the
resolution format from a previous one.

"There's been some charges of law enforcement personnel
intimidating voters," Galindo said, explaining some voters
won't enter a polling site with law enforcement officials

Galindo moved to change the wording in Section 8 of the
resolution, to allow election judges and alternate judges to
transport ballot boxes to the courthouse from polling places.

All commissioners did agree hew enforcement personnel were
needed at the Central Counting Station, which was designated
by the resolution to be Room 101 of the Reeves County

Other changes made involved allowing compensatory overtime
for the Election Manager and Alternate Manager, and lowering
the Election Programmer's and Alternate Programmer's salary
from $10/hour to $6 hour.

Galindo asked Florez why the programmer's salaries were
higher than the $6/hour paid to other election personnel.
She explained that it was raised for the purpose to attract
qualified personnel.

The motion to pay $6/hour to election personnel was
unanimously passed.

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