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
  • Must attend a training session prior to each Election
  • Inspectors must be able to lift up to 40 pounds

How to Apply for an Election Board Position

 

2022 Election Dates

  • Primary Election: May 10, 2022
  • General Election: Nov. 8, 2022

Training

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

Pay

  • Election Clerks and Judges: are paid minimum wage of $9.00 per hour
  • Inspectors:  are paid $9.60 per hour + mileage for picking up and returning Election Supplies and will receive the current IRS mileage rate at the time of the Election.
  • Training Session: Is held before each Primary, General or a Special Election. This would be 1-2 weeks before the Election date and would last about 1.5 to 2 hours. Poll workers will be given a manual and will be paid a set rate of $25.00 for the training if you work on Election Day.

Election Hours

You will need to be report to the polls by 7:00 a.m. and you will be able to leave as soon as the work is finished after the polls close at 8:00 p.m.

Appointment Period

Election Board Workers are appointed every two years by the Platte County Election Commissioner to serve at the 27 Platte County Precincts on Election Day. You must be a Platte County Registered Voter and able to work on Election day from 7:00 a.m. to approximately 8:00 – 8:30 p.m. This appointment is for a two-year term and you would be expected to work at every election in that term. If an emergency comes up and you are not able to work, you will need to call the Platte County Election Office at 402-563-4908 to be replaced.

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.