Election Day Precinct Worker Application
BENCHMARKS: Please review the following benchmarks before submitting your name for consideration as an election worker.
- Be a U.S. citizen and a registered elector in Sedgwick County – OR – be a U.S. citizen living in Sedgwick County and a student at least 16 years old [K.S.A. 252804(a), (b)]
- Attend required Election Worker Training each calendar year (two training classes, 2-3 hours each) [K.S.A. 25-2806]
- Not a candidate on the ballot, except precinct committeeman or committeewoman [K.S.A. 25-2804(b)]
- Have transportation to and from the work site
- All positions require that election workers meet the following criteria in order to complete the assigned tasks
- Be able to lift 25-50 pounds
- Be able to work in a busy environment for approximately 15 consecutive hours on Election Day
- Be able to understand, read and speak English at an 8th grade level
- Be able to work with multiple ballot styles in an accurate and timely fashion
- Additional requirements for Supervising Judge and Runner include:
- Transportation to pick up and/or drop off supplies at the Election Office
- Mileage reimbursement is paid to Supervising Judges and Runners for mileage associated with these positons
Complete the online form below
Supervising Judge: Be able to learn all aspects of the Advance Vote Center and/or Polling Place site, supervise and assist 2-12 clerks, assign tasks to complete opening and closing procedures, and oversee all functions of the Advance Vote Center and/or Polling Place site and handle various voting issues that may arise. Election Office staff approval required for this position.
Provisional Ballot Judge: Assist voters in completing provisional ballot procedures. Issue correct paper and provisional ballots to voters based on information found on Ballot Style Slips. Assist with duties of Cross-trained Clerk when not serving provisional voters.
Cross-trained Clerk: Be able to learn all aspects of the Greeter, Check-in Clerk / Computer Operator, and Machine Clerk positions to facilitate a smooth work flow throughout the day.
Greeter: Be able to direct incoming voters in a pleasant and correct manner. Be able to answer voter questions on voting procedures, show sample ballots to voters, and queue voters into lines to avoid congestion.
Check-in Clerk: Be able to learn a computer-based electronic poll book, key names of voters into a tablet application, check voter ID when required and assign a ballot style. Be attentive to detail and able to follow step-by-step instructions.
Tabulation Clerk: Instruct voters on the use of the tabulation machines, ensuring that Provisional Ballots are not allowed to be tabulated at Polling Sites.
Machine Clerk: Escort voters to the ballot marking devices, set devices for correct ballot style for each voter and assist voters on use of the machine.
Runner / Cross-trained Clerk: Serve as a Cross-trained Clerk during the voting day. After close of polls, the Runner is responsible for securely transporting the election results from the polling site to the Election Office. Must have reliable transportation.
Early Vote Center Clerk: Be able to work multiple days, immediately before and including Election Day, at an Early Vote Center.
All positions will participate in opening and closing procedures at the work site in addition to the tasks listed above.
I understand that I must attend training prior to serving as an election worker, that I must be able to work all the hours for each day that I am assigned to work, and that ending times depend on voter turnout and length of time needed to complete all closing procedures.
|Early Voting Centers - Multiple Sites Available||
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|Election Day Polling Places - 83 Sites Available||