What is a Poll Worker?
Poll Workers are an important component of the elections process. Poll Workers are
the front-line representation of the Supervisor of Elections Office. Often, a voter
may never see a SOE staff member but will see Poll Workers at their polling location
on Election Day.
Palm Beach County Poll Workers are highly trained individuals who are active voters,
serving their community and local government proudly. Poll Workers interact well with
the public and are able to manage busy situations. To become a Palm Beach County Poll
Worker, you must meet the following requirements:
You must be a registered or preregistered voter in Palm Beach County
You must fill out a Poll
You must attend a Poll Worker Orientation Session
Prior to each election, you must attend a minimum of 3 to 6 hours of Poll Worker training,
depending on position
Palm Beach County Poll Workers are paid positions.
Poll Worker positions consist of:
In charge of all operations at the precinct and has additional responsibilities prior
to Election Day, such as picking up your Clerk Supply Bag, contacting other Poll Workers
assigned to the precinct and inspecting the polling place.
Assistant Clerk ($230)*
Supports the Clerk and shares their duties as needed and will substitute for the Clerk
if they are unable to serve.
Process voters to verify voter eligibility and assists voters with the use of our
Precinct Deputy ($170)*
Maintains peace and good order on the outside of the polling location.
* Rate of pay includes
Election Day pay, Poll Worker training pay and/or election night return.
** 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 will affect your FRS benefits.**
Poll Worker Frequently Asked Questions
Out a Poll Worker Application Form