Frequently Asked Questions
March 10, 2011)
Who can be a poll worker?
Any registered voter in Volusia County.
Is this a volunteer
No, Poll Workers get paid for their service.
compensation for being a poll worker taxable?
Poll Workers earning $600.00 or more annually for working
the elections will receive a Form 1099-MISC.
When are poll workers paid?
Checks are mailed 2-3 weeks after the scheduled election.
Yes, Florida law requires all poll workers attend training prior to each
Classes are held on the east and west sides of the county.
Training is scheduled about a month prior to an election with classes being
held during the week and Saturdays.
How long does training last?
Training classes range from 2-6 hours depending on position.
are the hours on Election Day?
Poll workers must arrive at assigned precinct at 6:00 am. Polls are
open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Procedures for closing the polls are
usually completed by 8:00 pm.
Can a poll
worker leave the precinct during the day?
No, poll workers can not leave the precinct at any time on Election Day.
Therefore, bring all necessary food and medications needed.
do poll workers vote if working Election Day?
Poll workers may vote by absentee ballot, at an Early Voting Site or at
their home precinct if assigned to work there (time permitting). Poll
workers are encouraged to vote prior to Election Day.
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