Duties of Poll Workers

Inspector


  • Paid $110 per day
  • Chairs the precinct board (which includes the two judges) and acts as manager of the precinct.
  • Attends a training session and retrieves election supplies (including ballots, poll lists and forms) at least two days before the election.
  • Administers an oath to all poll workers.
  • Announces the opening and closing of the polls.
  • Compares and evaluates the signature on an absentee ballot envelope with the absentee ballot application.
  • May challenge voters.
  • Assists in the canvass of the votes.
  • Returns all election supplies to the county election board election evening.
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Judge


(Election Day judges may work a half day. The shift possibilities are 6 a.m. to Noon or Noon to 6 p.m. The pay for working a half day is $35.)
  • Paid $75 per day
  • Assists the Inspector in making decisions on matters that come before the precinct election board.
  • Provides instructions to voters when asked about the ballot or voting procedures.
  • May assist voters with impairments.
  • May challenge voters.
  • Assists in the canvass of the votes.

Clerk


(Election Day clerks may work a half day. The shift possibilities are 6 a.m. to Noon or Noon to 6 p.m. The pay for working a half day is $35.)
  • Paid $75 per day
  • The primary function of the clerks is record keeping and ballot control.
  • Assists voters in signing the poll list.
  • Must initial each ballot before giving it to the voter.
  • In a Primary Election, the clerks must ensure the voter is given the ballot that corresponds with the voter's stated political party preference.
  • Assists in the canvass of the votes.