Election Worker Information

Election Workers are representatives of the Marion County Election Center who manage Early Voting sites and Election Day polling places. Election Workers are civic-minded, paid volunteers who are trained in voting procedures, equipment operation and customer service. Election Workers are an integral part of the voting process and extend the services offered by the Election Center to the voters of Marion County.

To become a Marion County Election Worker, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must apply to become a Election Worker.
  • You must be a citizen of the United States and a registered voter in Marion County.
  • You must be able to speak, read and write the English language.
  • You must attend all required orientation and training classes.
  • You must pass the competency exams and be accepted as a Election Worker.
  • You must have transportation to and from your assigned working location.
  • You must be available to work from 6:00 AM and work a 14-hour work day.
  • You must meet the physical requirements (standing, bending, stooping, lifting 40 lbs, normal vision and manual/physical dexterity).

Apply to Become an Election Worker

Marion County Election Worker Positions:


The Clerk is the manager of an Early Voting site or Election Day polling place.  Typical duties include addressing voter registration and voting issues, inventorying polling place supplies and returning required items to the Election Center after the polls close on Election Day.


The Assistant-Clerk works at the direction of the Clerk, to perform the duties required to manage a polling place.

Tab Inspector

The Tab inspector is responsible for set up and operation of voting machines, ensuring voters accurately cast their ballots.

EViD Operator

The EViD Operator checks voters into a polling place.  The EViD check-in station allows the Election Center to accurately record voters at the time of check-in, preventing fraud and maintaining an accurate voter registration database.


The Deputy maintains order and directs and assists voters entering and leaving the polling place.

Early Voting

Election Workers working at an Early Voting site will perform the same duties as on Election Day, except for the duration of the Early Voting time frame.

Telephone Bank

Telephone Bank Election Workers work at the Election Center, providing customer service to both voters and Polling Places, answer voter registration questions and verifying voter registration information.

Field Technician

Field Technicians provide technical support to Early Voting sites and Polling Places the entire time voting is taking place. 

Contact the Election Worker Department