Do you want to be an Election Poll Worker?
Elections are a community endeavor and offer many opportunities for anyone to be involved. Poll workers are individuals who work at the polling places on Election Day. They are a critical part of the election process and play a vital role in making sure everything runs smoothly for voters. Each Cassia County election requires @ 100 poll workers to operate 24 voting precincts, early voting sites, and Election Central. If you are civic-minded and would like to commit your time to participate in democracy, we invite you to work with us. Poll workers earn $8.50 per hour for training and work at the polls. Hours of operation are approximately from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
All poll workers assist the Chief Judge in setting up the polling place in the morning and assist in cleaning up at the end of the day. The following is a description of the poll worker positions.
- Chief Judge of Election – The Chief Judge is the principal voter greeter, and oversees the set up and closing of the polling place on election day. The Chief Judge assigns positions and swears in other election board members.
- Registration Clerk – The Registration Clerk is in charge of new voter Election Day Registrations. An elector can register on Election Day at the polling place with proof of residence and photo ID.
- Poll Book Clerk – The Poll Book Clerk verifies the name and address of each elector, secures the voter’s signature, adds election day registrations to the Poll Book, and reconciles the Election Record and Poll Book at the end of election day.
- Issuing Clerk – The Issuing Clerk is in charge of providing instructions to the voter on how to mark the ballot, issues the ballot to the voter, and directs the elector to an empty voting booth.
- Receiving Clerk – The Receiving Clerk is in charge of recording that the elector has voted, ensuring that the ballot is deposited in the ballot box, and announcing in an audible voice the name of the voter, and declaring that they have voted.
- Attend mandatory 1-2 hr training
- Be at least 16 years of age
- U.S. Citizen
- Have transportation to and from polls
- Ability to follow detailed instructions.
- Ability to lift 20 lbs., move about the polling place
- Maintain composure under stress.
- Read and write English.