INFORMATION ON ADOPT-A-PRECINCT

The Adopt-A-Precinct Program provides the opportunity for clubs and charities to raise funds to support their fundraising goals while supporting the election process.  This Program cultivates partnerships with our local businesses, community service organizations, and other local entities to provide the voters of our county the best election experience possible.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS

  • Excellent fundraiser for your organization or charity to earn up to $2,200 per Election Day worked which is paid directly to your charity or organization
  • Opportunity to be involved with the election process
  • Help further your organization’s goals and objectives
  • Make new friends & help others

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a 501c3 (Non-Profit) Organization or Club - OR - must be an approved organization that will commit to donating to a non-profit organization

  • Have at least 9-13 people in your group that are willing to donate their time and are committed through the whole election cycle AND who meet the eligibility requirements and responsibilities that are listed on the Information on Becoming an Election Worker 

  • Have a Team Leader as the main contact to communicate with the Supervisor of Elections Office

HOW TO GET MORE INFORMATION

JOB DESCRIPTIONS

  • CLERK: Election Day Precinct Manager - completes any required paperwork – pickup/drop off election supplies (This position is usually provided by the Elections Office)

  • ASSISTANT CLERK: Assist the Clerk with his/her duties

  • BALLOT INSPECTOR: Responsible for issuing the ballot to each voter, and for ballot reconciliation

  • VOTING SYSTEM SPECIALIST: Responsible for overseeing the set-up, opening, closing, and dismantling of the Voting equipment

  • BALLOT PROCESSOR: Responsible for retrieving the EVID tickets from voters and assisting them with inserting their ballots into the digital scanner  

  • EViD INSPECTOR: Checks the voter into the precinct by verifying signature and photo I.D.

  • DEPUTY: Responsible for maintaining law and order at the polling place along with the Precinct Clerk, monitors the “no solicitation” 150 ft. area of the precinct, and assists voters when needed

  • ELECTION SUPPORT TECHS: Trained to assist assigned precinct with any voting system equipment problems  (This position is usually provided by the Elections Office)

  • PHONE BANK OPERATOR: Assist SOE staff with telephone communications

  • ALTERNATES: Alternates complete training for any of the above position(s) and will be on-call and prepared to fill a position in case of an emergency or no show (Alternates are essential to helping the election process run smoothly)

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

  • Application will be reviewed by the county attorney and Supervisor of Elections

  • The Team Leader will then be contacted by an Election Worker Coordinator for further instructions

  • If chosen, you will need to sign an agreement and provide a roster of your organization's team

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CAN A “NON 501C3” ORGANIZATION ALSO BE CONSIDERED AS AN ADOPT-A-PRECINCT TEAM? All submitted applications will be reviewed by the county attorney and Supervisor of Elections.

HOW MUCH MONEY CAN OUR ORGANIZATION EARN? You can potentially earn up to $2,200 per Precinct Adopted (this amount includes the time spent in training).

CAN WE ADOPT THE PHONE BANK? Yes. Adopting the Phone Bank can potentially earn up to $1,600 and only requires 10 workers (8 main workers, with 2 alternates).

WHAT IF SOME OF OUR WORKERS BACK OUT? Your team leader is responsible to contact alternate worker(s). This procedure will be reviewed with your group during training.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION