The Lake County Supervisor of Elections Office hires over 1000 workers to work at over 100 precincts county-wide during Election periods. By becoming an Election Worker, you show you care about your community, are supporting our democracy, and are helping ensure all voices are heard. We encourage you to consider the opportunities to join us in making a positive voting experience for the voters of lake county. Thank you for your consideration in joining our team.
This team of dedicated workers plays a key role in helping meet OUR COMMITMENTS of:
- Accurate and Efficient Elections
- Responsible Financial Stewardship
Election Worker Information Sessions
We are always looking for committed, professional and courteous workers willing to learn how to assist voters in the Elections process. Our office is actively recruiting bi-lingual (English/Spanish) Election Workers. If you are, or know of someone interested in working the elections and are bi-lingual, please contact our office.
To be considered for work you must attend an information session; an information session details the responsibilities of an election worker.
You can either watch the virtual information session and fill out a worker application, or come to an in-person session. In-person sessions are an hour long and held at various locations throughout the county.
Election Worker Requirements
If you are unable to attend one of our sessions, the following outlines the basic requirements that must be met to be a successful election worker within our office.
To be an Election Worker, you must:
- Be a registered voter in Lake County.
- Read, write and speak the English language. If you are bi-lingual that is a plus (especially those who speak Spanish) and we encourage you to apply and serve.
- Be able to work a 14-hour day, with patience and courtesy to others.
- Be able to lift voting equipment and supplies as needed.
- Have an email address and access to a computer and the internet.
- Have reliable transportation (not public transportation).
- Successfully complete all training and assessments prior to each election.
- Remain nonpartisan while at the polls.
- Refrain from any divisive comments or discussions concerning a voter, a voter's party preference, a candidate, or issue, while working at the polls.
- Abide by a no smoking policy on Election Day.
- Treat everyone with dignity and respect at all times.
There are various roles that must be fulfilled to ensure a successful voting experience for our voters here in Lake County. The following outlines those positions.
Election Worker Positions
All Election Workers must attend at least one of our scheduled training sessions and plan to work at their polling place on Election Day from 6 a.m. until the last voter has voted and closing procedures have been completed. An Election Worker may have to stay until after 8 p.m. in some circumstances. The following outlines Election Worker positions and how you can get involved in serving your community.
Clerk: Responsible for the management and operations of a precinct on Election Day / Early Voting. Provide and maintain quality customer service to the voters. Complete required paperwork. Pick up and drop off precinct supplies. $235 Election Day / $15.00 per hour Early Voting.
Assistant Clerk: Provides assistance to the Clerk and must be ready to take on the full responsibilities of the Clerk if the Clerk is unable to work on Election Day / Early Voting. $160 Election Day / $12.50 per hour Early Voting.
Inspector: Responsible for properly processing voters, issuing ballots, setup and breakdown of voter privacy booths and assisting the Clerk and Assistant Clerk with preparing the facility for voting, as well as cleaning up after the polls close. There are various types of inspector positions available. Contact our office for more information on the Inspector roles. $135 Election Day / $10.00 per hour Early Voting.
Technician: Responsible for assisting voters at the tabulating machine (DS200) and instructing voters on how to properly insert their ballot, and transmits vote data to the elections office on election night. $205 Election Day / $10.00 per hour Early Voting.
Poll Deputy: Responsible for activities outside of the polling area. this includes monitoring the parking area, posting precinct polling place signs, removing illegal campaign signs, assisting voters with locating the entrance, opening door and providing assistance with setup and cleanup of polling place. $130 Election Day / $10.00 per hour Early Voting.
All positions are paid an additional one-time stipend of $25.00 for successfully completing all required training. To receive the stipend you must work either Election Day or Early Voting.
If you think you meet the above criteria and are interested in one of the various roles outlined, then please go to the new worker information session interest form. Once we receive the completed form we will reach out to you and outline the next steps in the recruitment process. We look forward to hearing from you! For more information, please contact us at 352-253-1432 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.