Every election, we face the challenge of recruiting several thousand poll workers to run our polling places. But many of our tech-savvy, customer-oriented, problem-solving citizens are at work on Election Day. The VoteHillsborough Community Challenge addresses the problem. In preparation for the 2020 elections, we’re asking employers to partner with us and offer employees time off to work as an Election Day poll worker. We're also asking non-profits to consider Election Day a fundraiser, by encouraging their supporters to be poll workers and then donate the money they earn to the non-profit. (What a win-win!) Keep reading to apply to join our election team. Or, if you are with an organization that would like to partner with us, please let us know in an email.
- 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
For additional information, call Poll Worker Services at (813) 744-5855 or email email@example.com.