More than 800 citizens in Marion County are appointed by the Supervisor of Elections to serve as Election Workers, and are the gatekeepers of democracy!
Election Workers are civic-minded registered voters who are paid to work at Election Day polling places and Early Voting sites and are highly trained in voting procedures, equipment operation, and Florida election laws.
Each Election Day polling place and Early Voting site has an assigned election worker team, which includes a Clerk, Tab Inspector, Poll Deputy, and several EViD Operators.
Are you interested in serving your community, meeting new people, and earning some extra money, while helping Marion County voters exercise their right to vote? Join our elite team of dedicated Election Workers!
Election Worker Requirements:
To become a Marion County Election Worker, you must meet the following requirements:
- Apply to become a Election Worker.
- Be a citizen of the United States and a registered voter in Marion County.
- Able to speak, read and write the English language.
- Attend all required orientation and training classes.
- Pass the competency exams and be accepted as a Election Worker.
- Have transportation to and from your assigned working location.
- Be available to work from 6:00 AM and work a 14-hour work day.
- Meet the physical requirements (standing, bending, stooping, lifting 40 lbs, normal vision and manual/physical dexterity).
Beginning January 1, 2021, all new election workers are required to complete employment eligibility verification (Form I-9 and E-Verify) to confirm work authorization in the United States. (F.S. 448.095)
Apply to Become an Election Worker
Marion County Election Worker Positions:
Please note that the positions listed indicate an overview of the responsibilities performed. Additional knowledge, skills, and abilities may be applicable for individual positions.
The Clerk is the manager of an Early Voting site or Election Day polling place. Typical duties include addressing voter registration and voting issues, completing Election Day forms and paperwork, and returning required items to the Election Center on Election Night.
The Assistant-Clerk works at the direction of the Clerk to perform the duties required to manage a polling place.
The Tab inspector is responsible for the setup up and operation of voting machines and performs open and close of polls procedures.
The EViD Operator is responsible for processing eligible voters via the electronic voter identification device (EViD) and issuing ballots.
The Deputy is responsible for deployment of polling place signage and maintains good order at the polls.
Election Workers assigned to work at an Early Voting site perform similar duties as on Election Day, except for the duration of the Early Voting time frame.
Field Technicians provide technical support to polling places on Election Day.
Contact the Election Worker Department