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What is a Pollworker

A Poll Worker is a community-minded person just like you who wishes to be part of the election process. Poll Workers perform a valuable community service by assisting fellow voters at the precinct polling sites on Election Day. Among their duties are ensuring voters are at the correct precinct, issuing ballots, giving voting procedure instructions, verifying voter registration, operating voting equipment, and maintaining orderly flow at the polling site. 

Poll Workers are not volunteers. They are paid between $120 and $170 per election depending on the position they fill.

These positions consist of:

The Clerk, who is the polling site manager;

The Assistant Clerk, who helps administer site activities;

The EViD Operator, who runs an electronic pollbook (precinct register) database to verify voter registration;

The Voting Machine Inspectors, who operate the voting machines and assist voters as required; 

The Deputy, who maintains order outside and inside the polling site.  The Deputy is selected by the Elections Office, but is vetted and sworn in by the Columbia County Sheriff.

 

If you are interested in being a pollworker, you may contact

 Precinct Support at 758-1026, ext 3110 or 3111 to have an application mailed to you

or you may complete an application online below and submit:

 

Please complete this application and click CONTINUE to apply for a position as an Election Worker. If you have any trouble with your electronic request, please call our office for assistance, Thank you.


"By clicking on the Continue button below, I certify that the foregoing answers are true, that I have read and understand the foregoing, that I have no physical disabilities that would hinder my performance at the polls, that I am now a registered voter in this County and I can read and write the English language as required by Florida State Law"

Please note: After completing this application and the orientation process, you will become part of our pool of prospective poll workers.Your name will remain active until you request that it be removed.Not all poll workers work every election. The number of poll workers for each election is determined by the size of the election and the expected turnout.Poll workers are chosen to work a specific election by their availability, willingness to travel, and the number of workers needed. While we like to keep an election board constant throughout an election cycle, this often cannot be done.