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Poll Worker Best Practices

Recruiting election workers for the 21st century requires new approaches that take advantage of innovative technology as well as make use of time-tested methods to reach all segments of our diverse population.

More is required than just adequate staffing at the polling place. Today's election work force participates not only in Election Day precincts, but vote centers, early voting, absentee and early tallying boards, recount boards, and post-election audits. The skill sets needed to carry out these activities with confidence and transparency requires election administrators to use every tool at their disposal in recruiting these essential workers. Below you will find resources, best practices and videos for recruiting, training and retaining election workers. See more BeReady16 Election Worker resources here.

Also check it out... EAC announces it's first ever National Competition for Best Practices. Deadline for submission is September 1, 2016. Entries can be submitted to clearinghouse@eac.gov.


EAC Resources

U.S. Election Assistance Commission

2016 Best Practices Competition

2016 Election Worker Successful Practices 

2016 Election Worker Webisode

2016 State Compendium of Election Worker Laws & Statutes

2016 Public Meeting: Panel #1 Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Election Workers Webisode

2015 Quick Start 6 Tips to Employ Effective Poll Workers

2010 EAC Salutes Election Officials and Poll Workers in Honor of Public Service Recognition Week

2010 National Election Worker Appreciation (Resolution 2010-01)

2010 EAC Announces Winners of Grants to Recruit College Poll Workers

2010 Election Officials Eye Tech-Savvy College Students to Serve as Poll Workers

2010 $750,000 in Federal Grants Available to Recruit College Poll Workers

2009 EAC Announces Winners of Grants to Recruit College Poll Workers

2009 EAC Will Award Grants to Recruit the Next Generation of Poll Works

2008 National Election Worker Appreciation Week (Resolution 2008-01)

2008 EAC Honors Poll Worker from Election Day 

2008 EAC Awards Grants to Swell Ranks of College Poll Workers

2008 Preparing for Historic Voter Turnout, EAC Renews Call for Poll Workers

2008 EAC Chair Urges Recruitment of Two Million Poll Workers for Presidential Election

2007 Guidebook for Recruiting College Poll Workers 

2007 Successful Practices for Poll Worker Recruitment, Training, Retention and Management

2007 EAC Issues Poll Worker Best Practices

2007 Public Meeting: Successful Practices for Poll Worker Recruitment, Training and Retention

2006 Quick Start Management Guide for Poll Workers

2006 Commissioner Hillman to Attend UVA College Poll Worker Induction

2004 National Election Worker Appreciation Week (Resolution 2004-03)

2004 EAC Chairman Champions Poll Worker Initiative

2004 EAC Pushes Poll Worker Initiative


State and Local Resources

California Contra Costa County Elections Division

Poll Worker Recruitment Video: The Volunteer Awakens

City and County of San Francisco Department of Elections

Resources: Poll Workers Poll Providers 

Florida Pasco County Supervisor of Elections

Poll Worker Training Video: The Big Picture

New Jersey Sussex County Board of Elections

Poll Worker Training Videos: 

Morning Activities and Opening the IVOs

Setting up the Poll Room and Roster Table

Loading, Casting and Cancelling Ballots

Processing a Voter

Form 100 Name and Address Changes

Primary Elections

The Orange Provisional Ballot Bag

The Disabled Voter

Recording the VAL on the Pink Sheet

Closing the Polls and Packing Up

Ohio Secretary of State

Poll Worker Recruitment Video: A Day for Democracy: 30 Second PSA