Poll Worker Job Description

Part-time employment opportunity

Job title: Poll Worker
Department: Elections
Reports to: County Clerk and other election officials
Rate of pay: $8 – $10 per hour
Application deadline: Open until filled (as necessary)

Essential job functions include:
• Setting up election equipment inside a designated polling location
• Preparing election equipment as instructed in training sessions
• Maintaining election equipment security throughout the election period
• Thoroughly reviewing and completing all election forms
• Posting prescribed election materials inside and outside of polling location
• Qualifying voters through use of identification and poll lists
• Activating electronic ballots and selecting the correct ballot styles for each voter
• Assisting voters during the voting process by explaining equipment usage
• Closing the polling location at the end of the voting period

Other job functions may include:
• Attending mandatory training as needed
• Returning all designated election supplies to the Central Counting Station on Election Day

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Ability to fluently speak, read, and write Spanish is helpful
• Basic computer skills are helpful
• Attention to detail
• Must be willing to work 12-14 hours on Election Day
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills in order to interact and cooperate with co-workers and to deal effectively with voters, poll watchers, electioneers, and the general public
• Ability to read, comprehend, and follow Texas Election Laws and instructions given by the Jefferson County Clerk
• Occasionally lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 20 lbs., such as election equipment, ballots, supply boxes, etc.
• Ability to recognize election issues and to promptly report any issues to the Precinct Judge or County Clerk as necessary