Q Is an individual county election commissioner entitled to receive compensation for work performed in the revision of the registration and pollbooks when a quorum of the commission is not present?

A Commissioners who perform work when a quorum is not present may only be paid for it when two things happen: First, the county election commission must make the determination, consistent with the facts, that, in order to fulfill its statutory responsibilities, it is necessary for individual commissioners to work when a quorum is not present; and second, the county board of supervisors, by lawful order, authorizes compensation for such work not to exceed the total number of days allowed by statute for revising the registration books and pollbooks. The decision to issue a lawful order authorizing compensation for such work is not mandatory but is strictly at the discretion of the board of supervisors. (Attorney Generalís Opinion to Pearson, February 1, 2019)