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Election Workers Needed

Join our Election Worker Team!

On Election Day, over 1,800 election workers are needed to serve the voters at the polls in Johnson County. This is a great opportunity to serve your community and to be involved in the election process.
  • You may join the Election Worker Team by completing the Election Worker Response Form and mail or fax to the Election Office, 2101 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS 66061. Fax: (913) 791-1753.
  • Students who will be at least 16 years of age at the time of the election are invited to serve as Election Workers and may apply by completing the Student Election Worker Form and mail or fax to the Election Office, 2101 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS 66061. Fax: (913) 791-1753.
  • Our Adopt a Polling Place Program offers an excellent opportunity to participate in the election process and raise funds for your favorite charity or organization.
Election Worker General Information

Qualifications
  • Resident of Johnson County, Kansas
  • Registered to vote at current address
  • Complete three (3) hours of training
  • Available for the complete day (Please Note: Smoking is not allowed at any polling location)
Compensation
  • Supervising Judges: $135.00 a day
  • Election Workers: $110.00 a day
  • Training Session: $15.00
Hours
  • Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • All election workers report to their assigned work site on Election Day no later than 6:00 a.m. to prepare for 7:00 a.m. opening of the polls.
  • For Presidential Elections only, election workers report at 5:00 a.m. for the 6:00 a.m. opening of the polls.
  • Following the close of the polls at 7:00 p.m., all election workers assist the supervising judge in closing down the polling site.
Election Boards
  • Election Boards are responsible for the election process at each polling place.
  • Election Boards are comprised of a Supervising Judge and a minimum of 2 Election Workers.
  • All election workers are required to complete three hours of training.
Supervising Judges
  • The Supervising Judge is the person in charge of the polling place and is responsible for the operation of the polling place.
  • On the weekend prior to every election, the Supervising Judge attends a mandatory meeting specifically for Supervisors. (This is in addition to the required training session.)
  • On the Monday preceding the election, the Supervising Judge picks up election supplies at Election Office, reviews the Supervising Judge Procedure notebook, enters the name of Monday morning advance voters in Registration Book, calls the assigned election workers to confirm that each one will report on Election Day at 6:00 a.m. and notifies the Election Office of any prospective absences.
  • On Election Day, the Supervising Judge assigns the duties to the Election Board. All election workers arrange the polling place to receive voters and post all signs. The Supervising Judge officially opens the polls and manages the processing of voters.
  • On Election Night, the Supervising Judge officially closes the polls by closing the doors to the polls at 7:00 p.m. but allows all voters who are in line at 7:00 p.m. to have the opportunity to vote. Following the printing of the Results Tapes and removal of the PC Cards from voting machines, the Supervising Judge directs the designated driver to promptly deliver the PC cards to the assigned Drop-off Site. After the polling place materials have been secured, the Supervising Judge delivers the black supply suitcase promptly to the assigned Drop-off Site.
Election Workers
  • Election Workers assist the Supervising Judge and share responsibility for the operation of the polling site.
  • They greet voters, assist at registration book and card encoder machine, accompany each voter to a voting machine, verify Voter Receipt information, collect Voter Cards and issue "I Voted" Stickers.
  • Following the close of the polls at 7:00 p.m., all election workers assist the Supervising Judge in closing the polling site.
Attention Johnson County High School Students!

If you are at least 16 years of age and a U.S. citizen at the time of the election you can be involved as an official election worker.

The Student Election Worker Program provides you the opportunity to participate in government, serve your community, and learn about the electoral process. Hopefully this opportunity will encourage you to become an active voter when you reach 18 years of age and to continue participating in the administration of the electoral process.

All area high schools participating in this program consider Election Day to be a community service/excused absence day. As an added bonus, you are paid the same as any poll worker - $110. You will work with a supervising judge, who has responsibility for the operation of the polling place. As a student election worker, you will be required to attend a three-hour training session, for which you will be paid an additional $15. Our office will notify you of the time and date of the training.

We hope that you will choose to participate in the Student Election Worker Program. Working together, we can take a positive step in reducing the decline in voter participation - now and in the future.

If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact Karen Jackson at (913) 715-6836, or e-mail at election@jocoelection.org.



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