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 poll worker, 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: