Poll Worker Position Descriptions
Each poll worker position has specific duties to perform on Election Day. The following is a listing of the positions on each Election Board, and a brief description of their duties.
- Poll Clerk – This poll worker supervises the election board (the other poll workers), and must attend a lengthy training process in order to learn the other positions. The poll clerk picks up the election supplies prior to Election Day, and returns them to a designated site on election night.
- Internet Oath Person – This poll worker is not part of the election board, and is a sworn deputy of the supervisor of elections office for Election Day. This person assists voters who present exceptions to the normal voting pattern by checking voter records, calling the Supervisor of Elections office, or by using the elections office issued laptop computer.
- Voting Systems Inspector – This person is responsible for the set-up, operation and closing of the tabulator (voting) machine and the Touchscreen machine used for people with disabilities. They will also provide technical support for the ePoll book machine and the Internet Oath person’s laptop.
- ePoll Book Inspector – This poll worker must be computer proficient since they locate voter's names in the ePoll book machines (laptops), to determine their eligibility to vote in that precinct. This worker also issues ballots to voters.
- Poll Deputy – This poll worker is stationed outside the voting room on Election Day to maintain the order at the polling place. This person sets up voting booths and puts out election office signage at the polls. A background clearance is conducted by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office prior to assignment.