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Poll Workers

Requirements Positions Apply

What does it take to run a countywide election here in Hillsborough County? The numbers are impressive: approximately 2,500 poll workers and more than 250 polling places! Our poll workers are trained individuals who are active voters, serving their community with pride. They interact well with the public and work well in stressful situations. If you would like to join our team and become an Election Day poll worker, please read through this section of our website carefully and familiarize yourself with the various poll worker positions and the training you will be expected to complete. 



  • Be a registered voter in Hillsborough County
  • Read, write and speak the English language
  • Be able to work a 14-hour day, with patience and courtesy to others
  • Be able to lift 15 to 30 pounds
  • Have an email address and access to a computer and the internet
  • Have reliable transportation 
  • Successfully complete all training and assessments prior to each election
  • Remain nonpartisan while at the polls
  • Refrain from any comments or discussion concerning a voter, a voter’s party preference, a candidate, or issue, while working at the polls
  • Abide by a no smoking policy on Election Day
  • Treat everyone with dignity and respect at all times
  • Understand as a poll worker you may not be assigned to work each election or assigned to the same precinct or position. You serve at will for the Supervisor of Elections


Poll workers are required by law to complete training prior to each election. Below is a list of elections in 2020 as well as the months we plan to conduct poll worker training preceding the election:

Presidential Preference Primary Election Day: March 17, 2020  Training period: February, 2020
Primary Election Day: August 18, 2020 Training period: July, 2020 
General Election Day: November 3, 2020 Training period: September-October, 2020

If you have any questions, please call us at 813-744-5855 or email


From March 19 – April 20, 2020, our offices will be temporarily closed to the public while our staff works remotely. Many of our services are available online on this website. If you need to reach a staff member, contact (813) 744-5900 or

Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Main Phone: (813) 744-5900 Toll Free: (888) 297-4362 Email:

Fred B. Karl County Center (Main Office)

601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 16th Floor
Tampa, FL 33602
Tel: (813) 272-5850
Fax: (813) 272-7043

Robert L. Gilder Elections Service Center

2514 North Falkenburg Rd.
Tampa, FL 33619
Tel: (813) 744-5900
Fax: (813) 744-5843

Northwest Regional Office

4575 Gunn Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33624

Southeast Regional Office

10020 South U.S. Hwy. 301
Riverview, FL 33578

Please note: Florida has a very broad public records law. Voter registration applications and other written communications to or from the Supervisor of Elections are public records and are available to the public and media upon request unless the information is subject to a specific statutory exemption. Email addresses are also public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, please do not email us. Instead, contact us by mail or phone, or visit us in person. To request public records, contact the communications department by emailing or calling (813) 744-5900.