Become a Collier County Election Worker!

Election Workers

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 or a pre-registered 17 year-old;

  • Be able to read and write English;

  • Complete the orientation program and training sessions.

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 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 (held monthly) 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, as required by law, must then participate in training before each election. Classes are both online and hands-on (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.
Compensation $195

Ballot Specialist: Assists the Clerk with ballot distribution, scanning, equipment troubleshooting and voters with disabilities.
Compensation $175

EViD Specialist: Assists the Clerk with voter verification, equipment functionality and precinct operations.
Compensation $175

Inspector: Processes voters at check-in and assists them with voting procedures.
Compensation $155

Poll Deputy: Works outside the precinct greeting voters and maintaining order.
Compensation $145

Call Center Operator: Answers calls from precincts that need assistance and additional voter verification.
Compensation $200

Limited positions may also be available for early voting sites, which are tentatively scheduled to operate Saturday-Saturday, 10 days prior to each Election Day.
Compensation $10-12/hr