- Your Election Office
- Voter Information
- Register to Vote
- Election Information
- Candidate Information
- Party and Committee Info
- Poll Worker Information
must be a registered voter in
must be able to work a minimum, 14 - hour day. (Pursuant to Florida Law,
you cannot leave the polling place.)
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"
is NO SMOKING at the polling place.
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.
Law requires all Poll Workers to attend mandatory training workshops prior to working.
Workshops run from 3 to 6 hours, depending on job assignment.
· A Precinct Clerk who will be out of town and unavailable to work in an upcoming elections should assist in finding their replacement.
· If you come to a poll worker class as a "standby" and remain available to work, you will be paid for attending the Workshop. If, after attending the workshop you become unavailable for work, you may or may not be paid. The Elections Office will decide based on individual circumstances.
· 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.
· It is very important to send back the Poll Worker Notices we send you as soon as you receive them so that we will know if you will be available to work. Calling our office is NOT a substitute for not returning the card.
· After you are assigned to an Election, all communications, including questions, should be directed to your Precinct Clerk. The Precinct Clerk will be in contact with our Office.
· If you are working outside your home precinct, or are a standby, you should request an Absentee Ballot by phone, via our website (Absentee Ballot Request) or at Poll Worker Workshops. It must be returned to the Elections Office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day as voted Absentee Ballots are not accepted at polling locations. If you are a standby who ultimately works in your home precinct and you prefer to vote in person, you should take the Absentee Ballot with you to the polls and the Precinct Clerk will cancel it and allow you to vote on the voting unit.
· If there is a change in your phone number or address, please notify our office in writing as soon as possible.
AMONG POLL WORKERS ON ELECTION DAY IS IMPORTANT TO BOTH THE POLL WORKERS AND VOTERS.
BEING A TEAM MEMBER INVOLVES ASSISTING IN THE SET UP AND CLOSING OF THE POLLS, COOPERATION,
FLEXIBILITY AND HAVING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE THROUGHOUT ELECTION DAY!
REMEMBER: THERE IS NO "I" IN TEAM!