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Become an Election Worker

PW3 Want to play a vital role in the elections process?

 

 Willing to accept a small payment for this BIG Service?

 

 Decatur County considers applications for Election Workers on an ongoing basis. 

 

Interested? 

Just complete the brief application form 

 

Qualifications to serve:

  •  Be registered to vote in Decatur County
  •  Not be an opposed candidate or closely related to any opposed candidate on the ballot
  • Have energy and stamina for a long day
  •  Enjoy people and service to others
  •  Willing to attend trainings

 

Duties of an election worker:

  •  Attend a training before each election, required for Primary and General Elections
  •  Arrive at the polling location one hour before polls open to set up the polling place and voting equipment
  •  Check that voters are qualified to vote
  •  Instruct voters how to use the voting equipment
  •  Close the polling place and report the results after the polls close
  •  Complete paperwork and clean up polling area

 

Compensation:

  •  Election workers are paid $11.00 per hour for their work at the polls and for time spent at the training session (Precinct Co/Chairs are paid $11.50 per hour for their work at the polls)
  •  Mileage is also paid (rate varies, as it is set by Board of Supervisors on a semi-annual basis)

 

When elections are held:

  •  Elections in Iowa are always held on a Tuesday
  •  SCHOOL/CITY elections are held on the first Tuesday in November of odd-numbered years.  Polls are open 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
  •  PRIMARY elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June of even-numbered years.  Polls are open 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. statewide.
  •  GENERAL elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years.  Polls are open 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m statewide.
  •  SPECIAL school, city or county elections to fill a vacancy or to vote on a public measure may be called throughout the year and are also held on Tuesdays.

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Why work at the Polls?   

Serving as an Election Worker is a truly rewarding experience.  It's a great opportunity to get involved.  Work full-time but still want to participate?  Talk to your employer - much like jury duty, many companies allow for paid time off for their employees who serve as Election Workers.  The work is easy - and it's important!  Fill out the form or contact the Auditor's Office today!

 

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