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Divine Nine Black fraternities, sororities help recruit election workers for Detroit

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Posted at 4:44 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 16:44:28-04
(WXYZ) —

They are steeped in tradition helping their communities for decades. Now, the Divine Nine historically Black fraternities and sororities have started recruiting people to work on Election Day counting absentee ballots at the TCF Center in downtown Detroit.

City Clerk Janice Winfrey said she needs professional workers who can be trained and do the jobs correctly.

On Primary Election night, several workers did not show up because of safety concerns with COVID-19. There were also several irregularities with the count of absentee ballots.

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said last week she will be stepping in to help with 6,000 trained workers.

The jobs at the TCF Center will be for one full day and pay $500, plus $100 in hazard pay working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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