POLL WORKER JOB DESCRIPTION
LIMESTONE COUNTY, ALABAMA
CHARLES C. WOODROOF, JUDGE
Poll Workers are an important component of the election process. They are the front-line representative of this process. Most citizens never interact with any Election Official other than the Poll Worker. Because of this, the need for quality, dedicated people is paramount. Simply put, the election process would be impossible without a strong base of Poll Workers. Currently, Limestone County has over 200 trained Poll Workers, including 25 seasoned Inspectors. Each worker is an active registered voter, serving their community and local government proudly.
To become a Limestone County Poll Worker, you must meet the following requirements:
- You must be an active registered voter in Limestone County
- You must interact well with the public and work well in stressful situations
- You must attend training prior to each election, or as required by the Code of Alabama
- You must be able to work a period of 14 to 15 hours on Election Day
This is not a volunteer position. Poll Workers are paid for their service. Poll Workers receive $100.00 and Inspectors receive $155.00 for each Election Day.
All Poll Workers MUST be at their assigned Precinct no later than 6:30 a.m. on election morning. The polls close at 7:00 p.m. After everyone in line at 7:00 p.m. has completed the voting process, Poll Workers will complete reports, package materials and prepare everything for return to the Limestone County Probate Office. The closing process that takes place after 7:00 p.m. could take additional hours.
Essential job functions include:
- Assisting Inspector in setting up precinct before Election Day
- Maintaining election equipment security throughout Election Day
- Qualifying voters through use of photo identification and poll lists
- Ensuring voter receives the correct ballot style based on poll lists
- Assisting voters during Election Day on equipment usage
- Cooperating with co-workers and dealing effectively with voters, poll watchers and electioneers
- Occasionally lift and carry objects up to 20 lbs., such as equipment, ballots, supply boxes, etc.
You will receive a letter notifying you of your appointment. This letter will inform you of the election, election date, location of appointment and date and time of training.
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