A Rewarding Experience
Did you know you can help Collier County voters participate in our democracy?
Did you know you can get paid and be part of a fun team at the same time?
Become an election worker and help others exercise their right to vote, make a little extra money, and maybe make some great new friends.
Eligibility | How to Apply | Orientation & Training | Positions
Who is Eligible
Election workers are registered Collier County voters who work a polling place at early voting locations or precincts on Election Day.
To be considered for selection by the Supervisor of Elections, election workers MUST:
- Be a registered voter in Collier County;
- Be at least 18 years old or a pre-registered 17-year-old;
- Be able to read and write in 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 and standing during the 14-hour day.
Physical demands include standing, bending, stooping, lifting approximately 40 lbs., normal vision and manual/physical dexterity. Experience with computers is helpful.
Election workers must work Election Day from 6:00 a.m. until after the polling place closes (polls are open 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.).
Groups are welcome too: Organizations who would like to raise funds by “adopting” a precinct and providing staff/volunteers to become election workers, please visit our “Adopt-a-Precinct” page.
How to Apply
Please complete the online application.
You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (239) 252-8052 to apply.
Once your completed application has been processed, you will be invited to attend an Election Worker Orientation.
Orientation & Training
Each election worker first attends an hour-long orientation to become familiar with the election process and worker responsibilities, and to complete a skills assessment.
View the current orientation schedule.
If selected, election workers must then participate in training before each election as required by law. Classes are both online and in person (2-3 hours long, depending on position) and start 45 days prior to the election.
Many Positions are Available
The following positions comprise the Election Worker Team:
Clerk: Manages all operations at the precinct to help ensure a smooth election process.
Ballot Specialist: Assists the Clerk with ballot distribution, scanning, equipment troubleshooting and voters with disabilities.
EViD Specialist: Assists the Clerk with voter verification, equipment functionality and precinct operations.
Inspector: Processes voters at check-in and assists them with voting procedures.
Poll Deputy: Works outside the precinct greeting voters and maintaining order.
Call Center Operator: Answers calls from precincts that need assistance and additional voter verification.
Limited positions may also be available for early voting sites. Compensation $10-12/hr. For more information about early voting, visit our Early Voting page.