HOW TO BECOME A POLL WORKER
Poll Workers are men and women who work at the polling places on Election Day. They are a critical part of the election process and an important ingredient to ensure the conduct of elections is accurate and fair. The Supervisor of Elections is always looking for Flagler County residents who are interested in becoming poll workers. You must be a registered voter in Flagler County and be able to read and write the English language. Should you decide to become a poll worker, and are selected to work on election day, you will be required to attend a training session prior to the election. According to Florida Statutes, poll workers must attend a training class prior to each election.
QUALIFICATIONS TO BE A POLL WORKER
- You must be a registered voter in Flagler County
- You must be able to read and write in English
- You must attend a scheduled poll worker training class prior to elections
- You cannot serve as a poll worker if you are a candidate or an immediate family member of a candidate
- You must be able to lift 15 - 30 lbs
POLL WORKER APPLICATION
An application can be mailed to you or you can print one using the online form (click the button below). You may also apply at the Supervisor of Elections Office, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Building 2, Suite 101, Bunnell. Bring your Voters Information Card and a form of picture identification. Download the Poll Worker Application.
POLL WORKER POSITIONS
The Clerk is in charge of the polling place and is responsible for the performance of all poll workers on Election Day. Clerks are required to pick up election supplies prior to the election and return these supplies to the elections office after the polls have closed.
The Assistant Clerk assists in completing necessary forms along with assisting the Clerk in every way possible. The Assistant Clerk also helps voters use the Touch Screen equipment.
The Book Inspector maintains one of the poll lists, verifies signature and picture ID to determine a person’s eligibility to vote, issues ballots and answers general questions.
BALLOT BOX INSPECTOR
The Ballot Box Inspector assists voters at the ballot box.
The Deputy designates solicitation area with guidance from the clerk, maintains order and assists voters outside polling place.
Florida Statute requires that all poll workers attend training for each election. The duration of training classes depend upon the the position.
As a poll worker, you must:
- Enjoy working with all types of people
- Attend state mandated pre-election training class
- Have transportation to attend training and work the election
- Remain nonpartisan in what is said and worn on Election Day
- Be able to work from 6:00 a.m. until polls are closed at 7:00 p.m. (about 14 hours)