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Election Worker Positions

Election Workers are temporary employees of the Hernando County Supervisor of Elections (SOE) office. They are trained and assigned to work 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. Successful Election Workers provide exceptional customer service, are knowledgeable in all aspects of their position during elections, and always follow the Election Laws of the State of Florida.

  • Stipend $303.25
  • Usually 1 PC at each precinct

A Precinct Clerk (PC) is a member of the Election Board, has proven experience as an Election Worker and is responsible for the overall management of the polling place. The PC 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. The PC must have good working knowledge of Florida Election Laws. The PC must understand the requirements and duties of every Election Worker, and be able to step in to assist as needed.

  • Stipend $270.25
  • Usually 1 APC at each precinct

An Assistant Precinct Clerk (APC) is a member of the Election Board and is trained along with the PC and helps the PC in the Polling Place. An APC must be prepared to step in as PC during breaks and in the event that a PC is unable to perform duties. The APC must have a good working knowledge of Florida Election Laws. The APC must understand the requirements and duties of every Election Worker, and be able to step in to assist as needed.

  • Stipend $248.25
  • Usually 1 Clerk EViD Operator at each precinct

A Clerk EViD (Electronic Voter Identification) Operator is a member of the Election Board and acts as a the team leader for all EViD Operators. The Clerk EViD Operator greets voters as they enter the polling room, checks photo and signature identification, verifies the voter's information on the EViD unit, and issues a voting pass. Should there be an eligibility issue, the Clerk EViD will work with the Precinct Clerk to make some changes to voter records and to record the issuing of provisional ballots.

  • Stipend $224.50
  • Usually 2-3 Inspector EViD Operators at each precinct.

An Inspector EViD (Electronic Voter Identification) Operator is a member of the Election Board. The inspector EViD Operator greets voters as they enter the polling room, checks photo and signature identification, verifies the voter's information on the EViD unit, issues a voting pass, and directs voters to the Ballot Attendant to recieve their ballot. Should there be an eligibility issue, the Inspector EViD Operator will issue a Refer-to-Clerk Pass and direct the voter to the Precinct Clerk, who will make efforts to resolved the issue for the voter.

  • Stipend $235.50
  • Usually 1 VES at each precinct

A Voting Equipment Specialist (VES) is a member of the Election Board. Voting Equipment Specialists oversee the voting equipment at the polling location. A VES is responsible for opening and closing the tabulation machine, with the assistance of another Election Board memeber. The VES is also responsible for setting up and overseeing the Audio Tactile Interface (ATI, accessible voting equipment) and assists voters in the ADA privacy booth area. A VES also monitors voters as they enter their ballots into the ICE unit, 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 taabulation unit is removed and sealed in the ballot transfer bag, and following the closing checklist instructions at the end of the voting period.

  • Stipend $203.50
  • Usually 2 BA's at each precinct

A Ballot Attendant (BA) is a member of the Election Board. BAs accept voting passes from voters, and issue the correct ballot (in a secrecy sleeve) to the voters according to the ballot style on the voting pass. BAs provide voters with instructions on how to correctly fill in the ovals on the ballots, and guides them to unoccupied voting booths. BAs also count voting passes frequently throughout the day in order to reconcile their numbers with those of other positions. BAs also help setup and take-down the voting booths and polling room before and after polling hours.

  • Stipend $222.25
  • Usually 2 Deputies at each precinct

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's Office. While Poll Deputies are members of the Election Team, they are not members of the Election Board. This means that Poll Deputies may not handle ballots any time (other than sample ballots). 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. Poll Deputies are sworn in to service by the Sheriff of Hernando County (or by an appointed representative) and will be issued a badge by the Sheriff's office. The badge must be worn at all times while on duty.

  • This position is available during Early Voting Only.

This position pays $11.00/hour for training and for hours worked during Early Voting. There is one Secure Ballot Intake Station Attendant at each Early Voting site. The Secure Ballot Intake Station Attendant monitors everyone who inserts ballots into the Secure Ballot Intake Station at Early Voting sites and follows procedures set forth in the 2021 Florida legislation.

Shirley Anderson, Supervisor of Elections, Hernando County
OFFICE: 16264 Spring Hill Drive, Brooksville, FL 34604
PHONE: (352) 754-4125
FAX: (352) 754-4425
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: Monday-Friday: 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.

"It is the mission of the Supervisor of Elections office to ensure the integrity of the electoral process and empower each voter through continuous education."