Precinct Election Official Instruction Manual

BECOME A PRECINCT ELECTION OFFICIAL

YOU CAN SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY
The Trumbull County Board of Elections can offer you that opportunity. 
The Board hires approximately 1200 dedicated, community-minded individuals as Presiding Judges and Judges to staff and operate the polling locations of the county each Election Day.

WHY AM I NEEDED?
Without Presiding Judges and Judges the election cannot be held.

Presiding Judges and Judges help to make sure that an election is fair and impartial according to election laws of the State of Ohio.

AM I ELIGIBLE?

Yes, if you are:

  • A registered voter in Trumbull County.
  • Enjoy working with people.
  • Willing to attend a training session.
  • Available for current or future elections.

WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?

  • Attend a training session - approximately one hour in length.
  • Report to work at 6:00 am on Election Day and serve until all duties are completed after the closing of the polls at 7:30 pm.
  • Presiding Judges must pick up and return election supplies at the Board of Elections.
  • Set up the voting booths.
  • Put up election signs.
  • Verify voter eligibility.
  • Process voters.
  • Issue ballots to voters.
  • Other miscellaneous clerical duties.
  • Dismantle voting booths and pack up all supplies after the polls close at 7:30 pm.

WHEN AM I NEEDED?

The polling locations must be fully staffed for all elections held in the county.

WHERE WILL I WORK?

Many public buildings such as schools, township halls, libraries and  churches are used as polling locations.  Every effort is made to place you at a convenient location whenever possible.

HOW MUCH WILL I BE PAID?

    TRAINING AT CHURCH   MACHINE TRAINING   ELECTION DAY   TOTAL
PRESIDING JUDGE  

$20.00

  $25.00   $111.50   $156.50
                 
JUDGE   $20.00   --   $101.50   $121.50
                 
JUDGE - IF NEW   $20.00   $20.00   $101.50   $141.50


All Presiding Judges and Judges are trained prior to each election.  Taxes will not be deducted and no W-2 form will be issued as long as you make less than $600 per year as a pollworker.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Persons interested should contact our office at (330) 369-4050 and ask for the following Pollworker Coordinators:

                       Democratic                                                                                     Republican
Judi, Warren City and All Townships                                                                      Roselyn, Girard, Hubbard & Newton Falls Cities, and all Townships
Kelly K, Girard, Niles, Hubbard, Cortland & Newton Fall Cities                              Nicholas, Warren, Niles & Cortland Cities


You may also complete the following Pollworker Application Form by clicking below:

   


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