Poll Worker Information

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Posted: 04-08-2017 Please check with the Shawnee County Election Commissioner’s website for changes.

Qualifications: Board Workers must be at least 18 years old and an American citizen. Additional limitations apply for specific elections. An oath or affirmation of office is required. Age is 16.

Applications: Applications must be completed and returned to the Election Office. If you are qualified, your name is added to a list (pool, K.S.A. 25-2804). Polling location assignments will be made by the election office until all positions are filled.

Appointments: Appointment letters are sent two weeks prior to the election.

Training: Classes are usually held at 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday within 2 weeks prior to the election. School schedules are mailed with the appointment letters. It is necessary to have a knowledgeable election board. If you cannot make it to the class shown on your schedule, you may substitute another class. Training is paid at minimum wage and usually last three hours.

The election board is responsible for all that occurs in their precinct during their appointment. Board workers may not leave. You will be reimbursed for cell phone calls to the Election Office if they cause you to exceed your plan. All members of the election board will need to vote in advance or request a mailed ballot.

Compensation: Full time positions are paid $110 for the entire day, part time positions are paid minimum wage for the hours worked. Supervising Judges will receive compensation for mileage pursuant to K.S.A. 75-3203a and an additional $15 for their added responsibilities.

Hours: Election Day, Full Time, 6:00 a.m. to approximately 8:00 p.m.
either 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m OR 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Election Day: Please bring a cellular phone if you can, any food, drinks or snacks that you will want and wear comfortable clothing (see Polling Place).

The election board is responsible for all that occurs in their precinct during their appointment. Board workers may not leave, although full time workers are allowed to go vote (see Voting). You will be reimbursed for cell phone calls to the Election Office if they cause you to exceed your plan.

Polling Place: Some of these buildings provide luxuries such as kitchens and snack machines. No smoking is allowed at any voting place. Please keep in mind, it may be necessary to place workers outside of the precinct where they live.

ADA: All voting places are handicap accessible to voters and many meet ADA guidelines for board workers as well. If you have a need for any special accommodations, please notify the Election Commissioner. We will find a location that is accessible for you.

If You Have Been Appointed But Are Unable To Work, Call Immediately, 785-251-5900.

County Employee Information

Qualifications: Board Workers must be registered voters. Additional limitations apply for specific elections. An oath or affirmation of office is required. Please read the resolution on the back.

Applications: Applications must be completed and returned to the Election Office. If you are qualified, your name is added to a list (pool, K.S.A. 25-2804). You will be contacted about a position and location that would work for you.

Appointments: Appointment letters are sent two weeks prior to the election.

Training: Classes are usually held at 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday within 2 weeks prior to the election. School schedules are mailed with the appointment letters. It is necessary to have a knowledgeable election board. If you cannot make it to the class shown on your schedule, you may substitute another class. Training is paid at your regular wage and usually last three hours.

The election board is responsible for all that occurs in their precinct during their appointment. Board workers may not leave. You will be reimbursed for cell phone calls to the Election Office if they cause you to exceed your plan. All members of the election board will need to vote in advance or request a mailed ballot.

Compensation: On election day, you will be paid for 8 hours of work at your regular wage.

Hours: Election Day, AM Shift: 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m or PM Shift: 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Election Day: Please bring a cellular phone if you can, any food, drinks or snacks that you will want and wear comfortable clothing (see Polling Place).

The election board is responsible for handling all that occurs at that precinct during their appointment. Members of the board may not leave, although full time workers are allowed to go vote. You will be reimbursed for cell phone calls to the Election Office, if those calls caused you to exceed your plan.

Polling Place: Some of these buildings provide luxuries such as kitchens and snack machines. No smoking is allowed at any voting place. Please keep in mind, it may be necessary to place workers outside of the precinct where they live.

ADA: All voting places are handicap accessible to voters and many meet ADA guidelines for board workers as well. If you have a need for any special accommodations, please notify the Election Commissioner. We will find a location that is accessible for you.

If You Have Been Appointed But Are Unable To Work, Immediately Call the Election Office, 785-251-5900.

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This election could come down to just a handful of votes. It could come down to just one vote.  — Vicky Hartzler

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