Come work with us!
Join the other groups who are serving our community, having fun and raising money for their organization.
The “Adopt-a-Precinct” program is a public/private partnership. Groups “adopt” a precinct by providing volunteers to staff elections for an election cycle and are paid for their work.
Use this as a fundraiser to benefit your organization or a designated charity. It’s also a great team-building opportunity and learning experience.
How can your non-profit or for-profit organization Adopt-a-Precinct?
Please complete the online interest form and someone will contact you. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (239) 252-8052 for more information.
We hope you can join us during the next election cycle.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which precincts do groups work?
In recognition of the fact that groups may have a preferred area, several precincts throughout the county have been targeted for the program.
Who is able to work?
To be eligible to participate in the program, workers MUST:
• Be a registered voter in Collier County;
• Be at least 18 or a pre-registered 17 year-old;
• Be able to read and write English;
• Complete the orientation program and training sessions.
Additional qualifications include:
• Act in a non-partisan way while working at the polls;
• Able to lift approximately 40 lbs.;
• Normal vision and manual/physical dexterity;
• Deal with the public in a courteous, patient and efficient manner;
• Sustain long periods of sitting & standing during the 14-hour day.
How many people will be needed?
The number of people needed for each election will fluctuate from nine to twelve election workers. The Supervisor of Elections office uses projected voter turnout for each election to determine the number. We ask that groups make a commitment to staff the entire election cycle (including primary and general elections).
How will workers be trained?
The Supervisor of Elections office will provide all necessary training. A series of classes will be held to cover the Election Day procedures.
Must all workers attend the training?
Yes. Florida law requires all election workers attend training sessions prior to each election.
Where will training take place?
To lessen disruption of your business operations, the Supervisor of Elections personnel will conduct training at various hours at the Supervisor of Elections Training Center. Some training is also provided via online modules. Each election worker will be given a manual to use as a reference on Election Day.
How long will training last?
The training sessions last approximately 2-3 hours depending on the type of position.
What are election worker hours?
The polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Election workers arrive at their assigned precinct at 6:00 a.m. to prepare the voting room. Election workers may not leave the polling place that day and must, therefore, bring all necessary food and medications with them. Procedures for closing the polls are usually completed by 8:00 p.m.
How will election workers get to vote?
Election workers working outside of their home precinct will automatically receive a Vote-by-Mail ballot. Early voting is also available at designated sites throughout the county.
What organizations Adopt-a-Precinct now?
Rotary Clubs, Kiwanis Clubs, and other non-profit service organizations. For-profit organizations can participate in Adopt-a-Precinct and donate the income to their favorite charity.