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 "By being a Poll Worker I get                     " When I work for the Board of                 "I truly enjoy helping my friends and neighbors
to work with a fantastic team of                   Elections I feel like I am helping               show their patriotism with the voting process.
people who share my patriotism                 to make history."                                        It's also a nice way to earn a few extra dollars
and sense of duty to my country"                 Ryan I.                                                        along the way !" Dorothy W.  Poll Worker since 
Anita H.                                                                                                                              2007

Join our Team of Great Precinct Election Officials!!

We’re always looking for qualified individuals to help on Election Day.  Our biggest need is to staff the nearly 200 precincts throughout Lorain County with professional Precinct Election Officials.  Every election we have over 1000 people doing a wide variety of jobs to help ensure a free and fair election. 

What do you have to do?

It’s simple really; just complete the Precinct Election Official application form here then return it to us by mail or email.  You’ll then be invited to a special Precinct Election Official paid training program.  From there you’ll be assigned to a specific precinct and vote center where you’ll work on Election Day. 

On Election Day you can plan on working from 5:30 am until about 8 pm.  It’s a long day, but one filled with pride and a sense of doing the right thing!


Will I get paid?

You will absolutely get paid!  Everyone who attends training receives a $30 stipend, and if you are asked to work on Election Day you’ll receive at least an additional $120.  Some Precinct Election Officials make a little more, depending on additional duties that they might agree to.

How will I know if I’m eligible?

If you can answer yes to the following questions then chances are you’re eligible to be a Precinct Election Official:

Are you…

...A registered voter in Lorain County that has voted a Republican or Democratic Ballot in the last Primary Election?

...“People Oriented” and enjoy working with the public?

...Willing to attend an instruction class?

…Available to work all day on Election Day?

…At least 17 years old?

Great!  Fill out the application and get the process started!

(Note you cannot have been convicted of a felony to be eligible to be a Precinct Election Official)

 Need more information? 

Just call the Board of Elections between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at one of the numbers listed below.

Democratic Workers Call: (440) 326-5913
Republican Workers Call: (440) 326-5927
or Main Office: (440) 326-5901



Last Update 6/26/2014