Thank you for your interest in becoming a poll worker. Some requirements and expectations that must be met are listed below.
First of all, a poll worker must be a registered voter in Baker County. Also, a poll worker must be available for extensive training. Today's tabulation systems have become more sophisticated, so a technical background is a plus. In the days prior to a given election, our poll workers are required to attend training classes, usually several hours long, before allowed to work. These classes, normally held during weekdays, involve training on proper Election Day administration and operation of the Optical Scan Tabulation equipment.
Of course, a poll worker must be available to work long hours on Election Days. All poll workers must be willing to remain inside the polling room from 6:00 AM until dismissed by the Clerk when work is completed after the 7:00 PM poll closing. Poll workers get paid for working on Election Day and required training (if the poll worker works on Election Day). You must also be friendly and comfortable working with voting public.
In summary, a Baker County Poll Worker must be dedicated! If this sounds like the type of opportunity you would want to pursue, please click below to fill out the poll worker application.
The role of a poll worker is the cornerstone of our democratic process, and your interest is appreciated. We look forward to hearing from you.