Poll Workers


Needed:  Platte County Poll-Workers

We are always looking for new poll-workers.  Personal circumstances of current poll-workers or election office procedures may create the need for new poll-workers. 

Board Worker Requirements (§32-221)

  • Be a registered voter of Platte County
  • Be able to read and write the English Language
  • Have good eyesight and hearing
  • Be able to sit or stand (as needed) from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Be able to follow instructions and write legibly 

2020 Election Dates

  • Primary Election: May 12, 2020
  • General Election: Nov. 3, 2020 


Training sessions will be provided before each scheduled election. Attendance is strongly encouraged. The Platte County Poll Worker Manual is provided for your reference.



  • Clerks and Judges: minimum wage
  • Inspectors: minimum wage + 60 cents + mileage ($0.58/mile)
  • Training Session: paid by the hour 

Appointment Period

Board workers are appointed for a two-year term at the discretion of the Election Commissioner. 

Employer time off for working on election board (§32-241)

No employer shall subject an employee serving as a Judge, Clerk or Inspector of election to coercion, discharge from employment, loss of pay, loss of overtime pay, loss of sick leave, loss of vacation time, the threat of any such action, or any other form of penalty as a result of his or her absence from employment due to such service on the election board appointment.  The employer may reduce the pay of an employee for each hour of work missed by an amount equal to the hourly compensation paid by the county for election board service.  The Election Office will provide a letter for your employer as proof of hours worked upon request.

How to Apply for an Election Board Position?

Contact: Connie J. Sebourn
Platte County Election Commissioner
2610 14th St.
Columbus, NE 68602-0513
Phone: (402) 563-4908
Email: elections@platte.us