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Poll Workers

Requirements Positions Apply

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 


The Robert L. Gilder Elections Service Center is open by appointment. Please contact (813) 744-5900 or to schedule an appointment or speak to a staff member. Other offices are temporarily closed.

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.