INFORMATION ON BECOMING AN ELECTION WORKER

REQUIREMENTS

  • Be a registered voter in Sumter County (18 years or older)

  • Have the ability to read and write in English

  • Lift and assemble 20lb - 30lb voting equipment

  • Attend training before EVERY election (per F.S. 102.014) 

  • Work Election Day from 5:45 am until work is completed after the closing of the polls at 7:00 pm

  • Must be willing to travel to any precinct in Sumter County (as assigned)

  • Provide your own transportation to and from training and assignment locations

  • All Election Workers must have an individual email address (ex: no shared email addresses)

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Make sure you meet the requirements for Election Workers during Election Season if chosen to work

  • Dress comfortable in proper attire

  • Report to your assigned Precinct and/or Early Voting Location on time

  • Prepare the precinct for voting and help set up voting equipment

  • Greet the voters and fulfill assigned duties

  • Be willing to deal with the public in a courteous, patient, and efficient manner

  • Close the precinct and prepare election materials for delivery to the Sumter County Supervisor of Elections Office

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

After completing an application:

  • You will become part of our pool of Election Workers

  • You will be periodically contacted via email by our Election Worker Coordinators

  • Make sure to fill out an Availability Form (This form is updated prior to each Election Season)

JOB DESCRIPTION & PAY

  • CLERK ($270) - Election Day Precinct Manager - completes any required paperwork – pickup/drop off election supplies

  • ASSIST CLERK ($220) - Assist the Clerk with his/her duties

  • BALLOT INSPECTOR ($200) - Responsible for issuing the ballot to each voter, and for ballot reconciliation

  • VOTING SYSTEM SPECIALIST (VSS) ($200) - Responsible for overseeing the set-up, opening, closing, and dismantling of the voting equipment

  • BALLOT PROCESSOR ($200) - Responsible for retrieving the EVID tickets from voters and assisting them with inserting their ballots into the digital scanner

  • EVID INSPECTOR ($200) - Checks the voter into the precinct by verifying signature and photo I.D.

  • DEPUTY ($200) - 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 ($295) - Trained to assist at assigned precinct with any voting system equipment problems

  • PHONE BANK OPERATOR ($200) - Assist SOE staff with telephone communications

  • ALTERNATES ($40.00) - Train for any of the above position(s), placed in a Pool of Alternate Workers to be called on Election Day and/or Early Voting if someone cannot fulfill their obligations

PAY RATE FOR EACH POSITION INCLUDES TRAINING

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CAN MY SPOUSE AND I WORK AT THE SAME PRECINCT? Yes. We make every effort to keep you together, if requested.


CAN I WORK AT MY OWN PRECINCT? We make every effort to assign you to work in your precinct. However, depending on county precinct staffing needs, you may be assigned to work at a different location.
 

CAN I GO HOME FOR LUNCH OR RUN AN ERRAND DURING THE WORK DAY? NO. All Election Workers are required to remain at their assigned location for the duration of the work day. Election Workers are advised to bring with them to the Polling Location all necessary medication, food, and snacks they will need throughout the day.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Not all Election Workers work every election

  • The number of Election Workers for each election is determined by the size of the election and the expected turnout

  • Make sure to fill out the Availability Form, so we know when you are available to work

  • Election Workers are chosen to work a specific election by their availability, willingness to travel, and the number of workers needed

  • Your name will remain in the Election Worker Pool until you request that it be removed

  • If an Election Worker (outside Adopt-A-Precinct Program) is assigned to work an election, he/she will receive a letter with the assigned position and training that requires a response to “Accept OR Reject”