Requirements and Application
Thank you for applying to become a Hernando County Election Worker.
As an Election Worker, you will be the face of Democracy for your neighbors, family, and friends.
You will be representing the Supervisor of Elections (SOE) and our team of permanent and temporary employees.
We look forward to working with you and celebrating another free and fair election in Hernando County!
- Election Workers must follow the Florida Election Laws
Election Workers must by registered voters in Hernando County. To check your voter registration, go to
the Voter Lookup Tool.
Election Workers are required by law to attend training prior to each election. In Hernando County, we use
in-person and online training for different aspects of every position.
Training classes are scheduled electronically (email / text message) only. A portion of the training is
conducted online. You must have access to your own email and the web in order to complete training and to be
assigned a location to work on Election Day.
Election Workers must be fluent in reading, writing, and speaking the English language. Bi-lingual
candidates (fluent in Spanish and English) are especially encouraged to apply because of legal directives.
- Election Workers must have their own transportation.
- Election Workers must be able to lift approximately 25 pounds.
Election Workers must show up for work at 6:00 AM and work for approximately 14 hours on Election Day.
Election Workers take breaks, but cannot leave the polling place.
Cell Phone use by Election Workers in the Polling Room IS PROHIBITED except for official election
business or emergencies.
Election Workers must wear appropriate "business-casual" attire during training and while working the
Election Workers must be non-partisan in speech and dress during training and while working the election.
Election Workers are asked to refrain from overtly-partisan comments or not to identify themselves as
Election Workers on social media. Election Workers must refrain from spreading inaccurate information about
Elections on social media.
Election Workers will be required to complete on-boarding paperwork for Hernando County Payroll.
- Election Workers must sign the Hernando County Drug-Free Compliance Document.