How do I qualify to be an election worker?
- Be a U.S. citizen who is registered to vote in Alachua County.
- Be able to speak, read and write the English language.
- Not be a candidate or an immediate family member of a candidate.
- Have transportation to the polling place and election worker training.
- Be able to physically work from before 6 a.m. until after polls close at 7 p.m.
What are the duties and responsibilities of an election worker?
- To administer the election process fairly and according to the law.
- To open, set up and close the polls.
- To ensure only qualified voters are permitted to vote.
- To give assistance when requested by the voter.
- To attend election worker trainings.
If I am asked to work an election, where would I work?
The Supervisor of Elections will attempt to place you in your precinct's polling place. However, to meet the needs of the election, you may be asked to work in a polling place other than your own.