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Poll Worker Information

What is a Poll Worker?

A poll worker is a temporary employee of the Supervisor of Elections office that is assigned to work at a polling location for an election. Poll workers have very important responsibilities that they are assigned to carry out on Election Day to ensure that each eligible voter is given an opportunity to exercise his or her right to vote.

The poll worker positions in Hernando County are as follows:

Poll Worker Position Responsibilities Pay for Election Day
Precinct Clerk (PC) The PC is responsible for the overall management of the polling place.
The PC has added responsibility of picking up and dropping off secure supplies.
Contacting and setting up polling place. Contacting poll workers. 
Assistant Precinct Clerk (APC) Responsible for providing assistance to the Precinct Clerk. An APC must be prepared to step in as PC in the event that the PC is unable to perform duties.   $190.00
Clerk EViD Operator (CEO) Operates the EViD (Electronic Voter IDentification System). Checks in voters and updates a voter's information when necessary.  $180.00
Inspector EViD Operator (IEO) Operates the EViD and checks in voters.  $167.75
Voting Equipment Specialist (VES) Manages the ImageCast Evolution Unit.
Instructs voters on proper functions of the machine. Distributes "I Voted" stickers.
Ballot Attendant (BA)  Accepts the voting passes from voters and issues ballots according to ballot style.  $143.25
Deputy (DEP)  On duty outside the polling place to assist voters and maintain order.  $140.25
Alternate (ALT)  Serves in the capacity of a back-up in the event of a sudden vacancy.  ****

**** Alternates are compensated for the position worked on Election Day.
Alternates are paid minimum wage for their attended training if they are not called to work. 
Any alternate who is called to work but is unavailable or refuses to work forfeits their training pay.

Requirements Include:

Access to Email  Standing Bending or Stooping
Lifting Approximately 35lbs Normal Vision Manual/Physical Dexterity

Required Poll Worker Training:

All poll workers are required to attend a mandatory training session prior to each election.

F.S. 102.014(1) The supervisor of elections shall conduct training for inspectors, clerks, and deputy sheriffs prior to each primary, general, and special election for the purpose of instructing such persons in their duties and responsibilities as election officials. The Division of Elections shall develop a statewide uniform training curriculum for poll workers, and each supervisor shall use such curriculum in training poll workers. A certificate may be issued by the supervisor of elections to each person completing such training. No person shall serve as an inspector, clerk, or deputy sheriff for an election unless such person has completed the training as required. A clerk may not work at the polls unless he or she demonstrates a working knowledge of the laws and procedures relating to voter registration, voting system operation, balloting and polling place procedures, and problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills.

Dates to Remember

Forest Oaks Office Closed
Staff Training
Thursday. April 6, 2017

Poll Worker Orientations
Wednesday. April 19, 2017
Thursday. April 20, 2017

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