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Become a Martin County Poll Worker
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are Poll Workers?
Poll Workers are people who work at the polling places on Election Day. There are four (4) different positions at each polling place: Clerk, Assistant Clerk, Inspector, and Poll Deputy.
Can I Become a Poll Worker?
You may call the Supervisor of Elections Office (288-5637) and request a poll worker application, or you may complete an on-line request form. Once the application has been completed and sent to us, you will be contacted to attend an orientation session.
The Clerk is in charge of the Precinct is ultimately responsible for the performance of the precinct on Election Day.
The Assistant Clerk assists the Clerk in completing forms necessary to update a voter's record.
The Inspector checks the precinct register for the voter's name, verifies ID and issues paper ballots.
The Poll Deputy is responsible for setting up the signs outside the polling location in the morning and taking them down at night. During the day, the deputy remains at the entrance of the precinct to greet the voters and ask them to have their ID ready. They are also responsible for maintaining order at the precinct.
All new poll workers are required to attend an orientation. Orientation is approximately one hour long and is designed to familiarize a prospective poll worker with elections in Martin County. Some of the topics discussed are duties on Election Day, hours to be worked, election training sessions, physical requirements and rates of pay. This meeting is beneficial to new poll workers because it may help them decide if the job is right for them.
Florida Statutes require that all poll workers attend mandatory training sessions for each election cycle.
Physical requirements include standing, bending, stooping, lifting approximately 18 lbs., normal vision and manual/physical dexterity.
The average Election Day begins at 5:45 AM and ends at approximately 8 PM.