- Pasco County pollworkers must complete an application and complete the employment eligibility verification (Form I-9 and E-Verification) in accordance with F.S. 448.095.
- Reside in Pasco County.
- Be a registered voter in Pasco County.
- Read, write, and speak the English language.
- Be able to work a 14-hour day.
- Be able to lift 15 pounds or 30 pounds with assistance.
- Have an email address and access to a computer and the internet.
- Have reliable transportation.
- Successfully complete all training prior to each election.
- Remain nonpartisan while at the polls.
- Refrain from any comments or discussion concerning a voter, a voter’s party preference, a candidate, or issue, while working at the polls.
- Treat everyone with dignity and respect.
- Precinct Supervisor - the person in charge of all activity at a polling place. The Precinct Supervisor is ultimately responsible for the performance of the precinct on Election Day.
- Voting System Specialist (VSS) - responsible for the voting equipment at the polling place. The VSS is responsible for the opening and closing of the optical scanner and the ADA ballot marking device. The VSS assists voters with ballot issues at the equipment, privacy booth and distributes "I Voted" stickers.
- Attendant - responsible for assisting the VSS during opening and closing procedures. Once the polls open, the attendant assists voters with ballot issues at the optical scanner, the privacy booth and distributes "I Voted" stickers.
- EViD Specialist - responsible for the opening and closing of the Electronic Voter iDentification (EViD) systems. The EViD Specialist also verifies voter eligibility using the EViD unit. They may complete paperwork during the day and contact the Phone Bank for information necessary to process voters at the polling place. You must have experience as an EViD Operator before you can be an EViD Specialist.
- EViD Operator - responsible for assisting the EViD Specialist during opening and closing procedures. Once the polls open, they verify voter eligibility using the EViD unit. They issue voting passes to eligible voters.
- Ballot Distributor - responsible for collecting voting passes and issuing a paper ballot to all eligible voters that have been processed by the EViD Operators. The Ballot Distributor verifies and reconciles the ballots for their precinct.
- Poll Deputy - maintains law and order, all day, outside the polling place and assists voters as needed. Poll Deputies are required to pass a background check prior to working the polls.
- Alternates - pollworkers who must attend training sessions to be ready to work on Election Day as the need arises.
- Many of our Election Day pollworkers serve in positions during the two weeks of Early Voting prior to Election Day.
- Early Voting pollworker assignments require a three-day work commitment and workdays alternate over the two weeks of Early Voting.
- Early Voting pollworkers must also commit to work on Election Day.
- Start and end times will vary, depending on the Early Voting schedule.
- Early Voting pollworkers work until the final voter of the day has left and end of the day duties are completed.
- All Early Voting pollworkers assist with closing and packing up their site on the last day of Early Voting.
- Pollworker pay ranges from $210 - $280. The rate of pay varies for each position.
- The pay for training is included in your pay for election day. Workers who attend extra training will receive itemized training pay.
- In Pasco County, pollworkers are paid following each election. Checks are mailed approximately 2 weeks after an election.
- All pollworkers will receive a W-2 form.
How to Apply?
Step 1: Complete the Pollworker Application.
Step 2: If you are a qualified applicant, a Pollworker Coordinator will notify you by email.
Step 3: Complete the employment eligibility verification form (I-9) and mail to our office along with copies of supporting documents.
Step 4: After receiving all required I-9 information, you will be added to our Pollworker file.
If you are interested, please complete the online application.
****NOTE: If you retired from an FRS employer less than one year ago, working as a Poll Worker may jeopardize your FRS pension. Contact the Florida Retirement System at 1-866-446-9377 to verify how working as Poll Worker will affect your FRS benefits****.