Are you ready to help advance democracy? Join us on Election Day as a poll worker. You can be part of a historic election by helping voters cast their ballot on election day. Below is a summary of duties by each of the different poll workers:
Overview of Polling Place Team Members
A polling place team includes:
- Roving Inspectors - Provides technical and administrative support to an assigned group of polling places on Election Day.
- Inspectors - Manages the polling place and team of poll workers.
- eRoster Clerks - Checks in voters at the polling place and determines the type of ballot the voter receives.
- Ballot Clerks - Issues the paper ballots to voters who can insert their ballots in the Ballot Scanner and have their ballot counted immediately. Issues replacement ballots if voter makes a mistake.
- Provisional Clerks - Issues provisional ballots to voters because of special circumstances. Uses the Touch Writer to issue correct precinct ballots for voters who are at the wrong polling location. Assists voters with using the Touch Writer. Secures the voted ballots and sends them to the Registrar of Voters for review to determine if the ballot counts. Also assists voters who may need the electronic ballot marking device.
- Greeters - Provides voters with the Voter Processing Form to speed up check in. Assists voters utilizing curbside voting to drop off their ballot. Directs the voters to the correct polling place, answers generic questions for voters, helps with managing lines of voters, and will help other clerks with breaks.
- Equipment Clerks - Sets up and operates the Ballot Scanner, with help of one other clerk or Inspector. Answers voter questions on equipment and ensures ballots are cast by voters. Hands out "I Voted stickers".
Existing poll workers, log in here
County Employees can also be Poll Workers
Get your supervisor (and/or) department head’s approval and complete the application form below. Email the application form to the Registrar of Voters at [email protected]
Solano County Employee Poll Worker Application Form
High School Students can be Poll Workers too!
Starting at age 16, high school students who maintain a 2.5 grade point average, and have permission from their parent or guardian and school can learn how elections are run while they earn money as a student poll worker on Election Day. Complete the application form below and email it to the Registrar of Voters at [email protected]
Student Poll Worker Application Form