Registered Voters as of 11/18/2017 REP:260,064 DEM:387,393 LPF:1,647 Other:269,216 Total:918,320

Guidelines for Poll Workers

·    You must be a registered or preregistered voter in Palm Beach County and be able to read, write, and speak the English language as required by Florida Law. (F.S. 102.012(2))

·    You must be able to work a minimum, 14-hour day.  (Pursuant to Florida Law, you cannot leave the polling place.)

·    You must be able to lift and carry between 15 to 35 lbs.

·    You must attend a mandatory orientation session prior to working at the polls.  Attendance/Completion does not guarantee that you will work, only that you will be placed on the "prospective" list.

·    It is the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Policy that family members cannot work together in the same Polling Location.

·    When representing the Supervisor of Elections Office, political discussions of any kind are not permissible and can result in immediate termination.

·    Poll Workers must be well-groomed, modest, and neat, dressed in clean business casual attire.

·    There is NO SMOKING at the polling place.

·    Personal cell phones are NOT to be used during Election Day.

·    Poll Workers must not engage in conversations involving personal matters of the voter.

·    Poll Workers must serve all voters promptly and courteously.

·    Poll Worker assignments are based on experience, party balance, work history from prior elections and your availability to work in future elections.  The number of workers needed is based on the expected turnout for each election; "regulars" may become "standbys" for a particular election.  A Poll Worker who refuses to be a "standby" may not be assigned to future elections.

·    Florida Law requires all Poll Workers to attend mandatory training workshop prior to working any election.  Workshops run from 3 to 6 hours, depending on job assignment.

·    If you attend a Poll Worker workshop and remain available to work, you will be paid for attending the workshop. If after attending the workshop you become unavailable for work, you will not be paid.

·    Poll Workers without their own transportation often cannot be assigned because they must attend the workshop and arrive at the polls by 6:00 a.m. on Election Day. Precinct Clerks and/or other Poll Workers should not be expected to transport Poll Workers to the workshops or to the polling location.

·    Poll Workers must have a valid email address for communication purposes.

·    Be on the lookout for availability notices via e-mail. It is very important to respond to availability emails as soon as you receive them so that we will know if you will be available to work. Phone calls are not accepted!

 

·    After you are assigned to work an election, all communications, including questions, should be directed to Poll Worker Department (561) 656-6200 option “3” or via email; pollworker@pbcelections.org.

 

·    If you are working outside your home precinct, or are on standby, you may vote at one of the early voting sites or request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot by phone or via our website (Vote by Mail Request). Your Vote-by-Mail Ballot must be returned to the Elections Office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day as voted Vote-by-Mail Ballots are not accepted at polling locations.

 

·    If there is a change in your phone number, address, e-mail address, or availability to work, please notify our office immediately.

 

TEAMWORK AMONG POLL WORKERS ON ELECTION DAY IS IMPORTANT TO BOTH THE POLL WORKERS AND VOTERS. BEING A TEAM MEMBER INVOLVES COOPERATION, FLEXIBILITY, ASSISTING IN THE SET UP AND CLOSING OF THE POLLS, AND HAVING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE THROUGHOUT ELECTION DAY!