Are Poll Workers Paid?
Yes! All of our Poll Worker positions are paid after they have worked on Election Day. Rate of pay includes Election Day, Orientation, and Training*.
What are the steps to becoming a Poll Worker?
Step 1: You MUST be a registered or pre-registered Voter in Palm Beach County.
Step 2: Complete a Poll Worker application online.
Step 3: You will be contacted by a member of our Poll Worker Department with information about upcoming Orientation Sessions.
After I apply to become a Poll Worker online how do I sign-up for my Poll Worker Orientation Session?
Once your application has been processed, a member of our Poll Worker Department will contact you and will provide log-in information to access your Poll Worker Profile through our Poll Worker Dashboard Login page. Here you are able to schedule your required 1-hour Poll Worker Orientation Session. Sessions are held through December 2020 and seats are limited so sign up as soon as possible!
If hired, is attending a Poll Worker Orientation Session the only requirement that must be completed to work?
No. Per Florida Election Law, all Poll Workers must attend a job specific Poll Worker training class prior to working on Election Day. In addition to the in-person Poll Worker training class, Poll Workers must complete the online Conflict Management and Sensitivity training each year before working your first election that year.
What are the different Poll Worker positions?
Clerk, Assistant Clerk, Inspector, Ballot Inspector, VST, and Deputy.
At what age can I become a Poll Worker and work on Election Day?
Poll Workers must be 16 years or older and be pre-registered (age 16 or 17) or registered to vote in Palm Beach County. Fla. Stat. 102.012(2).
*Note: Attendance at an Orientation Session does not guarantee that you will work as a Poll Worker. It does however, place you in the prospective Poll Worker group to be considered for future elections. 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.