Precinct Election Officials
Dependable, concerned, capable men and women to serve as election day workers!
Who is an Election Judge?
A Precinct Election Official is an Election Judge. In Ohio an Election Judge is a registered voter who, on election day, is an official responsible for proper and orderly voting in their assigned precinct/polling location.
Do I need to declare my politics?
Yes. Each precinct has an equal number of Democratic and Republican workers. If you do not know your political affiliation we can advise you.
Will I work in my own precinct?
If possible, and scheduling permits, we will try to accomodate a poll workers requests. However, if you are assigned to be a substitute worker then you must be willing and able to go to any precinct at the last minute when we get a vacancy.
Will I be trained?
Yes. All new Election Officials receive paid training before being sent to work at the polls. Then every 3 years you are re-trained (unless the Secretary of State orders all workers trained for a certain election).
How much is an Election Official paid?
The current amount paid for any election day Judge (worker) is a minimum of $121.68.
How long do I work?
As an Election Day Judges you must report to the polling site you are assigned by 5:00 a.m. on Election Day. The polls close at 7:30 p.m., however, you must continue to work until all closing procedures are completed.
How do I Apply to be a Election Official?
If you're interested click on the Election Official Application button below. The Application will open and from there you can print it then fill it in, and either mail it or bring it to our office. We'd love to hear from you!