Election workers perform a variety of different roles in the election, from checking-in voters to helping open Vote-by-Mail ballots. Read below for more information on the different positions available.
You can sign up to be an election worker by completing our Election Worker Application.
Election Day and Early Voting Positions
A clerk leads each voting site. This includes overseeing voting at their location and supervising the rest of the staff.
This position is a great fit for someone who can handle various responsibilities and has demonstrated leadership qualities. To be a clerk, you must have previously served as an assistant clerk.
The assistant clerk provides back-up to the clerk and must be ready to take on the full responsibilities if the clerk is unable to work.
This position is a great fit for someone who is interested in learning more about how elections work and is open to being assigned more responsibility. To be an assistant clerk, you must have previously served as an election worker in another position.
EViD inspectors check-in voters when they arrive at the voting location using an electronic poll book. They also answer questions and update voter records.
This position is a great fit for someone who feels comfortable using computers and other technology.
Ballot inspectors provide voters with their ballot and instruct voters on how to properly mark the ballot.
This position is a great fit for someone who focuses on details.
Machine inspectors greet voters at the voting machine and instruct them on how to properly insert their ballot. Machine inspectors also help voters who want to use the accessibility features of the voting machine.
This position is a great fit for someone who likes helping voters ensure their ballot counts.
Deputies handle activities taking place outside the polling room. This includes checking the parking area, posting election signs, removing campaign signs, and helping voters entering the building.
This position is a great fit for someone who likes being active and outdoors.
Privacy Booth Inspector/Greeter
Privacy booth inspectors check the privacy booths to make sure they are clean and that ballot markers are available. They also act as “floaters,” helping as needed throughout the polling room and filling-in for other workers.
This position is a great fit for someone who likes doing a variety of different tasks.
Early Voting Only
Secure Ballot Intake Station/Drop Box Monitor
Each of our Early Voting sites has a secure ballot intake station (also known as a drop box) located outside the entrance. This position monitors the drop box and helps voters with the return of their Vote-by-Mail ballots.
This position is a great fit for someone who likes interacting with a lot of people and being outdoors.
Election Office Positions
In addition to the positions that work at Early Voting sites or Election Day polling places, we hire a small number of workers to help us with tasks at the Elections Office.
In the weeks leading up to Election Day, voters return tens of thousands of Vote-by-Mail ballots. We rely on Vote-by-Mail assistants to help us process these ballots by removing them from envelopes and preparing them for counting. This is calm and repetitive clerical work.
This position is a great fit for someone who likes working with their hands.
Phone Bank Assistance
As Election Day approaches, we receive hundreds of phone calls from voters, more than our regular staff can handle. To help answer these calls, we hire a small number of workers to staff a phone bank.
This position is a great fit for someone who likes listening and answering questions.
At the end of each day of Early Voting, we return all the voted ballots to the Elections Office. We hire ballot couriers to transport the materials from the sites back to our office. They also help to deliver additional supplies to our sites and provide assistance on Election Day.
This position is a great fit for someone who likes to drive.