What are Election Workers?
Election Workers are the over 400 men and women who work during early voting and at the polling places on Election Day. They are a critical part of the election process to ensure the conduct of elections is accurate and fair.
Requirements to be an Election Worker?
- You must be a registered voter in St. Lucie County.
- You must be able to read, write and speak English.
- You must attend all required training classes prior to each election.
- You must be able to work from 6:00 a.m. until the polls are closed at 7:00 p.m. (about 14 hours).
- You must have transportation to and from training class and your assigned precinct.
- You must meet the physical requirements (standing, bending, stooping, and the ability to lift up to 20 lbs.).
- You cannot serve as a election worker if you are a candidate or an immediate family member of a candidate.
Election Worker Positions?
- The Clerk is in charge of managing the polling place, activities and the Election Workers on Election Day. Clerks are required to pick up election supplies and return these supplies to the elections office after the polls have closed.
- The Assistant Clerk assists the Clerk and must be able to replace the Clerk in case of an emergency.
- The Inspector verifies voter's information with an electronic poll book (EViD), issues voting passes and ballots to the voter.
- The Voting Equipment Inspector is responsible for set up and operation of the ImageCast Evolution (ICE) tabulation units.
- The Deputy maintains order, directs and assists voters entering and exiting the polling place.
What are the Training Requirements?
Florida Statute requires that all poll workers attend mandatory training for each election cycle. The class duration is usually 3 to 8 hours depending on the position.