The Clerk manages all operations at the polling place to ensure the voting process is administered in accordance with Florida Election Law and the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections' policies and procedures. On Election Day, the Clerk manages the team of Poll Workers and is responsible for ensuring that all Poll Workers fulfill their duties. The Clerk processes provisional voters, resolves voter challenges, completes affirmations and is responsible for the accurate completion of all ballot accounting forms. The Clerk has additional responsibilities prior to Election Day, such as, contacting their team of Poll Workers, picking up their supply bag, and inspecting the polling place.
The Assistant Clerk supports the Clerk and shares their duties as needed. The Assistant Clerk shall step in as the Clerk if the Clerk is unable to perform his or her duties. This position is designed for two (2) elections maximum before being promoted to the Clerk position.
An Inspector has a few different roles on Election Day. An EViD Inspector processes voters to verify voter eligibility, issues the voter their voting pass and directs voter to the Ballot Inspector to receive their ballot. A Ballot Inspector reviews the voters voting pass and distributes correct ballot in a secrecy sleeve and reconciles the ballots at the end of Election Day. Lastly, the Tabulation Inspector is responsible for the setup and break down of the precinct scanner(s) and ADA voting unit(s).the As part of the opening and closing procedures of the polling place, all Inspectors complete the setup and breakdown of the equipment.
A Deputy maintains peace and good order on the outside of the polling place, assists in marking the no solicitation zone, ensures compliance with the no solicitation zone, and ensures that the polling room is accessible to all voters.
POLL WORKER PAY*
Assistant Clerk: $250.00
Precinct Deputy: $190.00
*Rate of pay is a flat rate that includes election day and training. Checks are mailed 4-6 weeks after election day. If you retired from an FRS employer less than one year ago, working as a poll worker may jeopardize your FRS pension. Contact the Florida Retirement System at 1-866-446-9377 to verify how working as a poll worker may affect your FRS benefits.