How long is the typical work day?
Election Officials typically work from 6:00 AM until around 8:00 PM on Election Day.
Can I work at my own precinct?
The Elections Office will try to assign you to work in your precinct; but will assign you to a Polling Location based on the needs of the county.
How can I cast my ballot?
Election Officials, as well as all voters, are encouraged to participate in the accurate convenience of Voting by Mail or Voting Early. If you are assigned to work in your precinct, you may cast your ballot on Election Day.
Can I go home for lunch or run an errand during the work day?
No. All Election Officials are required to remain at their assigned location for the duration of the work day. Election Officials are advised to bring all the necessary food and snacks they will need through out the day with them to the Polling Location.
Do I have to reapply each year to be an Election Worker?
Once you have worked an election, you are an Active Election Official, and do not need to reapply each year. However, you will have to complete all required training before an election.
How do I know if I have been appointed to work an election?
You will be notified by mail regarding your Election Official position, training schedule and assigned Polling Location.
Can family members work in the same Polling Location?
Yes. However, family members cannot be assigned to the Clerk and Assistant Clerk Election Worker position.
What type of training is required to become an Election Official?
Per Florida Statutes (FS 102.014), Election Workers are required to complete specialized training based on their assigned Election Worker position and training to be able to accommodate the needs of voters during Early Voting and Election Day.
Can I be an Election Official in Calhoun County if I live in another county?
No. Only Registered Voters of Calhoun County are eligible to work as Election Officials.
If I miss an election and do not work, can I keep the same position for the next election?
Each election has its own work requirements. You are not guaranteed the same position or to work but will be considered upon request and availability.