A Precinct Clerk (PC) is a member of the Election Board, and has proven experience as an Election Worker,
and 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 the polling place, and contacting
the precinct's Election Workers. The PC must have good working knowledge of Florida Election Laws.
The PC must understand the requirements and duties of every Election Worker, and be able to step in to
assist as needed.
An Assistant Precinct Clerk (APC) is a member of the Election Board and is trained along with the PC
and helps the PC in the Polling Place. An APC must be prepared to step in as PC during breaks and in
the event that a PC is unable to perform duties. The APC must have a good working knowledge of Florida
Election Laws. The APC must understand the requirements and duties of every Election Worker, and be
able to step in to assist as needed.
A Clerk EViD (Electronic Voter Identification) Operator is a member of the Election Board and
acts as a the team leader for all EViD Operators. The Clerk EViD Operator greets voters as they
enter the polling room, checks photo and signature identification, verifies the voter's
information on the EViD unit, and issues a voting pass. Should there be an eligibility issue,
the Clerk EViD will work with the Precinct Clerk to make some changes to voter records and to
record the issuing of provisional ballots.
An Inspector EViD (Electronic Voter Identification) Operator is a member of the Election Board.
The inspector EViD Operator greets voters as they enter the polling room, checks photo and
signature identification, verifies the voter's information on the EViD unit, issues a voting
pass, and directs voters to the Ballot Attendant to recieve their ballot. Should there be an
eligibility issue, the Inspector EViD Operator will issue a Refer-to-Clerk Pass and direct
the voter to the Precinct Clerk, who will make efforts to resolved the issue for the voter.
A Voting Equipment Specialist (VES) is a member of the Election Board. Voting Equipment
Specialists oversee the voting equipment at the polling location. A VES is responsible
for opening and closing the tabulation machine, with the assistance of another Election
Board memeber. The VES is also responsible for setting up and overseeing the Audio
Tactile Interface ("ATI" - ADA Equipment) and assists voters in the ADA privacy booth
area. A VES also monitors voters as they enter their ballots into the ICE unit, and
assists them if they have trouble feeding their ballot into the machine. The VES is also
responsible for making sure that every ballot cast in the taabulation unit is removed and
sealed in the ballot transfer bag, and following the closing checklist instructions at the
end of the voting period.
A Ballot Attendant (BA) is a member of the Election Board. BAs accept voting passes from
voters, and issue the correct ballot (in a secrecy sleeve) to the voters according to the
ballot style on the voting pass. BAs provide voters with instructions on how to correctly
fill in the ovals on the ballots, and guides them to unoccupied voting booths. BAs also
count voting passes frequently throughout the day in order to reconcile their numbers
with those of other positions. BAs also help setup and take-down the voting booths and
polling room before and after polling hours.
A Poll Deputy is on duty outside of the polling room to assist voters and maintain order.
Poll Deputies are jointly trained by the Supervisor of Elections and the Hernando County
Sheriff's Office. While Poll Deputies are members of the Election Team, they are not
members of the Election Board. This means that Poll Deputies may not handle ballots any
time (other than sample ballots). It is the responsibility of the Poll Deputy to install
signs, measure and mark the 150' "No Solicitation" zone, and admit only those allowed
by Florida Law into the polling location. Poll Deputies are sworn in to serbice by the
Sheriff of Hernando County (or by an appointed representative) and will be issued a
badge by the Sheriff's office. The badge must be worn at all times while on duty.
This position pays $11.00/hour for training and for hours worked during Early Voting.
There is one Drop-Box Attendant at each Early Voting site. The Drop-Box Attendant
monitors everyone who inserts ballots in drop-boxes at Early Voting sites and
follows procedures set forth in the 2021 Florida legislation.
JULY 25, 2022 - BOOK CLOSING FOR PRIMARY ELECTION
AUGUST 23, 2022 - PRIMARY ELECTION
OCTOBER 11, 2022 - BOOK CLOSING FOR GENERAL ELECTION
NOVEMBER 8, 2022 - GENERAL ELECTION
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