Poll Worker Information
Orange County Supervisor of Elections uses over 2000 Orange County registered voters to work as non-partisan poll workers on Election Day. All workers are required to attend mandatory training prior to each election. Poll workers can earn between $160-275 per Election Day worked.
The first step to working at the polls is to attend an orientation class. The orientation class includes information about the requirements for becoming a poll worker, the basic responsibilities for each position, and what a day in the life of a poll worker looks like.
If you would like additional information, please contact the Elections Department at 407-836-2070 x71115.
Poll Worker Position Descriptions
Each poll worker position has specific duties to perform on Election Day. The following is a listing of the positions on each Election Board, and a brief description of their duties.
*Poll Clerk – This poll worker supervises the election board (the other poll workers), and must attend a lengthy training process in order to gain an understanding of all position’s duties. Along with many other duties, the Poll Clerk coordinates access to the polling place, is responsible for picking up the election supplies prior to Election Day, and returns them to a designated drop-off site on election night.
*Assistant Poll Clerk - This poll worker is responsible for helping the Poll Clerk open and close the poll. During voting hours this person uses an iPad mini and walks the line to verify voters are in the correct precinct. If there are no voters in line, they assist the Poll Clerk wherever they may be needed.
*Help Desk Oath Person – This poll worker is a sworn deputy of the supervisor of elections office for Election Day. This person assists voters who present exceptions to the normal voting pattern by checking voter records using the elections office issued tablet and/or contacting the Supervisor of Elections office.
*Voting Systems Inspector – This poll worker is responsible for the set-up, operation and closing of the tabulator (voting) machine and the ADA equipment available to voters with a disability.
*ePoll Book Inspector – This poll worker locates voter's names in the ePoll books (tablets) to determine their eligibility to vote in that precinct. This worker also issues ballots to voters.
Poll Deputy – This poll worker is stationed outside the voting room on Election Day to maintain the order at the polling place. This person sets up voting booths and puts out election signage at the polls. A background clearance is conducted by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office prior to assignment.
* Positions that use some type of computer or electronic device to perform their assigned duties.