Election Worker Positions
Election Workers are temporary employees of the Hernando County Supervisor of Elections (SOE) office.
They are trained and assigned to work at Hernando County polling locations on Election Day, and they may also be trained to work at any of the Hernando County Early Voting sites.
Election Workers are trained to ensure that every eligible voter in the county has the oppurtunity to exercise their right to vote.
Election Workers provide exceptional customer service, are trained and knowledgeable in all aspects of their position during elections, and always follow the Election Laws of the State of Florida.
The following is a list of the election worker positions available in Hernando County.
- There are usually 2 precinct clerks at each polling location on election day.
One serves as the lead and the other as an assistant.
During early voting, there is one precinct clerk at each location.
- A precinct clerk (“clerk”) is a member of the election board and has proven experience as an election worker.
The clerk is responsible for the overall management of the polling place.
The clerk has added responsibility of picking up and dropping off secure supplies, contacting and setting up the polling place, and contacting the precinct’s election workers prior to setup for Election Day.
- The clerk must have a good working knowledge of Florida election laws.
The clerk must understand the requirements and duties of every election worker and be able to step in to assist as needed.
The clerk is responsible for all chain of custody and election security documentation and procedures in a precinct.
- There are 3-6 EViD operators at each polling location on Election Day.
During early voting, there will be 2-3 EViD operators at each polling location.
- An EViD operator is a member of the election board. The EViD operator greets voters as they enter the polling room,
checks valid photo and signature identification, verifies the voter's information on the EViD unit, and issues a voting pass.
- EViD operators are trained how to assist voters if they need to update their registrations or need special assistance with checking-in.
- EViD operators are trained on the other inspector positions as well in the event that they need to fill in for another election worker during breaks.
- There are 1-2 voting equipment specialists at each polling location on Election Day.
During early voting, there is one voting equipment specialist at each polling location.
- A voting equipment specialist (VES) is a member of the election board.
Voting equipment specialists oversee the tabulation equipment at the polling location.
A VES is responsible for opening and closing the tabulation machine, with the assistance of another election board member,
and assists with election security procedures and documentation.
- The VES is also responsible for setting up and overseeing the audio tactile interface (A.D.A. equipment) and assists voters in the A.D.A. privacy booth area.
A VES also monitors voters as they enter their ballots into the tabulation equipment and assists them if they have trouble feeding their ballot into the machine.
- The VES is also responsible for making sure that every ballot cast in the tabulation unit is removed and sealed in the ballot transfer bag,
following the closing checklist instructions, at the end of the voting period.
- There are 2-3 ballot attendants at each polling location on Election Day.
- A ballot attendant (BA) is a member of the election board.
Ballot attendants accept voting pases from voters and issue the correct ballot to the voters according to the ballot style on the voting pass.
- Ballot attendants provide voters with instructions on how to correctly fill in the ovals on the ballots and guides them to unoccupied voting booths.
- Ballot attendants count voting passes frequently throughout the day as part of the ballot reconcilliation process.
- Ballot attendants are trained on the other inspector positions as well in the event that they need to fill in for another election worker during breaks.
- There are usually 2 deputies at each polling location on Election Day.
During early voting, there is usually only 1 deputy at each polling location.
- A poll deputy is on duty outside of the polling room to assist voters and maintain order.
- Poll deputies are jointly trained by the Supervisor of Elections and the Hernando County Sheriff.
- It is the responsibility of the poll deputy to install signs, measure and mark the 150' "no solicitation" zone,
and admit only those allowed by Florida law into the polling location.
This position is only available during early voting.
- There is one secure ballot intake station (drop box) attendant at early voting sites.
- The attendant monitors everyone who inserts ballots into the secure ballot intake station, and follows procedures set forth in Florida election law.
- The attendant must never leave the secure ballot intake station unattended.