Frequently Asked Questions

How Will I Vote if I Work on Election Day?

To ensure that you can vote if you are working on Election Day, we recommend that you vote before Election Day.

We encourage you to request your Vote-by-Mail ballot and vote it before Election Day. Alternatively, you can vote at any Early Voting site during the Early Voting period.

How Much Will I be Paid?

We pay all of our election workers for their service. This includes hours worked plus any required training. The specific amount depends on the position, with positions of higher responsibility having a higher wage.

Where Will I Work?

If you are an Election Day worker, we will assign you to a polling place in Leon County. There are almost 90 different locations throughout the county. We try to assign workers to a location close to home, but depending on the needs of the election this is not always possible.

If you are an Early Voting worker, we will assign you to one of the 10 Early Voting sites throughout Leon County. We try to assign workers to a location close to home, but depending on the needs of the election this is not always possible.

If you have an Elections Office position, you will be working at the Elections Office.

What Are the Requirements to Serve?

To serve as an election worker you must meet these requirements:

  • Citizen of the United States
  • Registered (or pre-registered) voter in Leon County. This also means you must live in Leon County.
  • Speak, read, and write English
  • Able to stand, bend, stoop, and lift at least 25 pounds
  • Comfortable working with computers
  • Have reliable transportation to and from your work site
  • Work with the public in a courteous, patient, and non-partisan manner

You cannot serve as an election worker if you are a candidate on the ballot.

Can Family Members or People Living Together Work Together?

We prefer that family members and people living together do not work at the same location. Otherwise, an illness or other situation at one house could leave a site understaffed. If this may apply to you, please call us so we can discuss the matter in detail.

Can I Be an Election Worker if I Retired from the Florida Retirement System?

If you have recently retired from the Florida Retirement System, or plan to retire soon, serving as an election worker can disrupt your retirement benefits. This is because the Elections Office is part of the Florida Retirement System, and retirees cannot work for an FRS employer within the first year of retirement. However, starting on July 1, 2024  the reemployment exclusion shrinks from one year to six months. If you think this may apply to you, please call us so we can discuss the matter in detail.

Can I Be an Election Worker if I am Employed by Leon County?

If you are currently employed with Leon County, you can also serve as an election worker. If you have any questions about how this may work, please give us a call.

Additional Questions?

If you have questions, contact us at PollWork@LeonVotes.gov or (850) 606-8683.

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Mark S. Earley
Leon County Supervisor of Elections

OFFICE ADDRESS: 2990-1 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee FL 32301
MAILING ADDRESS: Leon County Supervisor of Elections Office P.O Box 7357, Tallahassee FL 32314-7357
P: (850) 606-8683 | F: (850) 606-8601 | E: Vote@leonvotes.gov | Hours: M - F: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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