Poll Workers

What a Great Opportunity to Serve your Community!

Thank You...Let us take this opportunity to thank all of you that have ever served as a poll worker on election day. We hope election day continues to be a rewarding experience for you. Your dedication is appreciated, we could not have an election without our WORKERS!

We are looking for good citizens to become part of our election day team. We strive to give quality service at our Vote Centers and have been able to do so because of our dedicated poll workers.

To be an Election Day Worker Call your County Party Chairman

You must: 

  • Be a registered voter in Hendricks County 
  • Be able to read, write and speak the English language 
  • Have no property bet or wagered on the election 
  • Not be a candidate for election, except an unopposed candidate for precinct committeeman or delegate to state convention
  • Not be related to any candidate for office by birth, marriage or adoption, except an unopposed candidate
  • Not be the chairman or treasurer of a candidates committee, if you are the inspector 

Election Day Duties at the Polling Site

Each of the 26 Vote Centers is staffed with an "Election Board". The board consists of one Inspector of the Republican party, equal representation of Clerks and Judges from the Republican and Democrat parties. The duties include but are not limited to:

Inspector... 

  • Chairs the precinct board (with two judges) and acts as manager of the precinct
  • Attends a training session and picks up election supplies (including Poll Pads, ballots and forms) at least two days before the election
  • Administers an oath to all poll workers
  • Announces the opening and closing of the polls
  • Checks photo ID
  • May challenge voters
  • Returns all election supplies to the county election board on election evening

      

Judge... 

  • Assists the Inspector in making decisions on matters that come before the precinct election board
  • Provides instructions to voters when asked about the ballot or voting procedures
  • May assist voters with impairments
  • May check photo ID 
  • May challenge voters                                                
  • Sets voting machine for each new voter 

Clerk... 

  • The primary function of the Clerk is record keeping
  • Assists voters in signing the Poll Pad, being sure all information is included and legible
  • In a Primary Election, the Clerk must insure that the voter has been given the proper party designation.

Poll Worker Compensation 

Inspector: $175.00 ($120.00 election day, $15.00 supply pickup, $20.00 supply return. $20.00 meal stipend) 

Clerk and Republican Judge: $145.00 ($100.00 election day, $20.00 meal stipend, $25.00 for training, if applicable) 

Democrat Judge: $165.00 ($100.00 election day, $20.00 meal stipend, $25.00 for training, $20.00 supply return)

IMPORTANT REMINDER 

YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE POLLING SITE DURING ELECTION HOURS, PLEASE BE PREPARED FOR YOUR NEEDS FOR THE DAY! 

Online Poll Worker Training 

2019 Election Poll Worker Training Schedule  

ATTEND YOUR CHOICE OF DAY OR EVENING CLASS!

In our continuing effort to make your poll worker experience more pleasant, we now offer day and evening training. Choose which time works best for you! 

Clerk and Judge Training will take place simultaneously at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds, Tuesday, OCTOBER 22nd at 2:00 OR 5:00. All Clerks and Judges will be cross trained in both positions.  

Inspector Meeting is Saturday, NOVEMBER 2nd at the Government Center, 8:00 a.m.  

              

Contact Us

Voter Registration (more about this location/facility)
355 S Washington St
#120
Danville, IN 46122
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  • Phone: (317) 745-9249
  • Fax: (317) 745-9452
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  • Office Hours:
    M - F 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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