Become a Poll Worker

Help advance democracy in Hamilton County.

Poll Workers are critical to every election. We’re always looking for registered voters who can contribute to our democratic process. You’ll even be paid for your time.

How it Works

1 Apply
2 Receive Board Appointment
3 Attend Training
4 Work the Election
5 Get Paid for Your Service
Apply Now

Contacts

Democratic: Raquel Burgos or 513-632-7041

Republican: Angie Lawson or 513-632-7042

 

Recruitment Programs

Why do I work the polls? see video

Youth at the Booth
Local high schools can participate in this program for seniors (must be at least 17) to be poll workers on election day. Find out how your high school can be involved in this great program where students get first hand experience in an election.

Youth at the Booth PACKET

Partners in Democracy
Local public and private entities partner with the Board to make it easier for their employees to be poll workers on election day. Thank you for helping us obtain a skilled workforce at the polls election day.

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Devoted to Service
Local nonprofit organizations recruit poll workers and raise money through service. Your volunteers and patrons can sign up to be poll workers and pledge to donate their Election Day pay to your organization.

Devoted to Service PACKET

CLE with the BOE
Attorneys earn Free Continuing Legal Education credits and receive compensation for their time by being a poll worker in Hamilton County this November.

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PEO Roles and Responsibilities

Precinct Election Officials (PEOs) conduct assigned duties at a polling site on Election Day.

Duties can include:

  1. Issuing ballots to registered voters
  2. Explaining how to mark the ballot
  3. Monitoring the voting equipment
  4. Setting up and taking down equipment
  5. Closing polls
  6. Properly completing the required forms

There are three types of PEO roles on election day.

Voting Location Manager (VLM)

  • Picks up the supplies for the election on the Saturday before the election at a location near the polling place
  • Coordinates all activities at the polling place at the Monday Night Set-Up and throughout Election Day
  • Reports any problems to the Board of Elections
  • Returns the ballots and supplies to the Ballot Drop Off location

Voting Location Deputy (VLD)

  • May pick up the supplies for the election on the Saturday before the election at a location near the polling place
  • Assists the VLM with responsibilities and procedures at the polling place
  • Must accompany the VLM, in the same car, to the Ballot Drop Off location

Precinct Election Official (PEO)

  • Participates in all activities at the Monday Night Set-Up and on Election Day
  • Assists the VLM and instructs each voter about the voting procedures at the polling place

Qualifications

To be a PEO, one must:

  • Be a registered and active voter in Hamilton County
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be able to speak, read and write fluently in the English language
  • Be comfortable using electronic technology
  • NOT be a candidate for any office to be voted on at the polling place at that election
  • NOT be a convicted Felon

Time Requirements

Training Class: 3 1/2 to 4 hours

Monday Night Set-Up before an election: 7 to 9 p.m.

Election Day Tuesday: 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. usually 

Compensation

Voting Location Manager (VLM)
Supply Pick Up/Ballot Return $10.00
Cell Phone Usage $10.00
Training Class $45.00
Monday Night Set-Up $20.00
Election Day $133.00
Total $218.00

Voting Location Deputy - Supplies (VLDS)
Supply Pick Up/Ballot Return $10.00
Training Class $45.00
Monday Night Set-Up $20.00
Election Day $116.50
Total $191.50

Precinct Election Official (PEO)
Training Class $45.00
Monday Night Set-Up $20.00
Election Day $116.50
Total $181.50

Advance democracy in Hamilton County

Election day workers are critical to every election, and we always need more. If you’re a registered voter, you can receive training and be paid for your time.

Apply Now