Student Election Workers
Adopt A Polling Place
Join the Election Worker Team
Be a Part of Democracy in Action
Elections could not happen without election workers. Over 400 election workers are needed for each county-wide election. Election workers perform a valuable community service by assisting voters at the polls on Election Day.
- Must be a resident of Wyandotte County
- Must be a registered voter
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Must be able to work at least 14 consecutive hours on Election Day
- Must attend the mandatory election worker training before every election
Election Worker Duties Include:
- Check in voters and obtain voter signatures in poll book
- Operate voting machines
- Issue ballots to eligible voters
- Provide voting instructions to voters
- Set up and take down voting booths and equipment
- Be present at the polls continuously from 6:00 a.m. to about 8:00 p.m.
Election Worker Training
All election workers are required to attend a 3-4 hour training session to be qualified to work. Additional training may be necessary for specific assignments or technical duties. Training is held during the three-week period before every election. Election workers are notified prior to the commencement of the training period.
Election workers may receive at least $8.50 an hour per election and for attending the mandatory training prior to each election.
To be considered as a member of an election worker team, you must apply by completing the Election Worker Application. Mail the completed application to the Election Office or send it by FAX to 913-573-8581 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A separate application is required for students (age 16 or older) who want to be election workers. Find more information for students, parents and educators here.
Potential election workers are invited to call us or email us. The Election Worker Program Coordinator can be reached at 913-573-8507 or by email at email@example.com. You can also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wyandotteelection or by clicking the "like" button at the top of this page.
Community organizations willing to help recruit election workers may be interested in the Adopt-A-Polling-Place Program. Click here for more information.