Election Workers

Are you ready to help advance democracy?  Join us on Election Day as a pollworker.  You can be part of a historic election by helping voters cast their ballot on election day.  Below is a summary of duties by each of the different pollworkers:

          Overview of Polling Place Team Members
             A polling place team includes:

  • Roving Inspectors - Provides technical and administrative support to an assigned group of polling places on Election Day.
  • Inspectors - Manages the polling place and team of poll workers. In polling places with multiple precincts, two (2) Inspectors are assigned and will share responsibility.
  • eRoster Clerks - Checks in voters at the polling place and determines the type of ballot the voter receives.
  • Ballot Clerks - Issues the paper precinct ballots to voters who can insert their ballots in the Ballot Scanner and have their ballot counted immediately.  Issues replacement ballots if voter makes a mistake.
  • Provisional Clerks - Issues provisional ballots to voters because of special circumstances. Secures the voted ballots and sends them to the Registrar of Voters for review to determine if the ballot counts.
  • Greeters - Directs the voters to the correct polling place, answers generic questions for voters, helps with managing lines of voters, and will help other clerks with breaks.
  • Equipment Clerks - Sets up and operates the Ballot Scanner and AutoMARK, with help of one other clerk or Inspector. Answers voter questions on equipment and ensures ballots are cast by voters.  Hands out "I Voted stickers".

    Overview of Polling Place Team Members

    All voters start with the eRoster Clerk who determines the voter’s eligibility before printing a ticket for the voter to sign.  The voter exchanges the signed ticket for a paper ballot.

    If a voter is found in the eRoster and is eligible to vote at your precinct, the voter is given a “Voter Ticket”, asked to sign the ticket and is then directed to the Ballot Clerk to receive a ballot. 

    If a voter is not found in the eRoster or is not eligible to vote a precinct ballot, the voter is given a “Provisional” ticket and is sent to the Provisional Clerk to receive a provisional ballot. 

    All voters will receive a ballot and marking device in a secrecy sleeve.   All voters receive instructions on:

    • How to mark the ballot
    • What to do if a mistake is made while marking
    • What to do with the marked ballot

    The voter processes the ballot by depositing it in either the scanner or the secured ballot box, and is then given an "I-Voted" sticker.

    All of the specific tasks and responsibilities of each position will be discussed both in our online training portal, and during a required hands-on training class.

    Sign up now, or call 707-784-6675 and ask to speak to the pollworker team.

    We have openings in the following positions and cities: