Become a Poll Worker

BECOMING A MADISON COUNTY POLL WORKER    

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Poll Worker and a valued member of our Election Team. Becoming a Poll Worker is a very important decision. It takes commitment, dedication, and the desire to be a public servant. A Poll Worker is a paid position that requires classroom training. Not everyone is suited to be a Poll Worker mostly because of the long hours. You must be at the polling place by 6:00 a.m. on Election Day and cannot leave until voting has ended and the Clerk releases the workers (approximately 14 hours).

A description of the Election Team positions is listed below. Also, a Poll Worker is required to:

    be a registered voter in Madison County;
    be able to read and write the English language;
    make a serious commitment if hired as a Poll Worker;   
    attend an orientation session; 
    be able to work at least 14-hours on Election Day;
    be a responsible team-player.
 

Volunteers and Poll Workers

Our Elections could not be accomplished without the great work of our citizen poll workers.  The accuracy and effectiveness of our elections requires the combined efforts of our skilled poll workers and volunteers. If you would like to be a part of this patriotic process, please contact the Supervisor.

Elections require the dedicated and effective performance in the following positions.


 
CLERK * The Clerk is the person in charge and is responsible for seeing that the Election Team carries out its duties and responsibilities according to Florida Statutes; is trained in all positions and must demonstrate working knowledge of laws and procedures relating to voter registration, voting system operation, balloting and polling place procedures; problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills.

 
ASSISTANT CLERK * The person in this position assists the Clerk with his/her duties; is trained in all positions and must demonstrate working knowledge of laws and procedures relating to voter registration, voting system operation, balloting and polling place procedures; problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills; must be willing to take the Clerk’s place, should it become necessary; relieves the Touch Screen or Accu-Vote Operator for breaks or lunch; helps set-up and break-down the precinct; follows instructions of the Clerk.

 
POLL DEPUTY * This position is responsible for maintaining order at the polling precinct; assists voters; monitors the “no solicitation” area; helps set-up and break-down the precinct; follows instructions of the Clerk.


INSPECTOR * This position is responsible for processing the voters and issuing ballots; helps set-up and break-down the precinct; follows instructions of the Clerk.