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:

  • Apply to become a Election Worker.
  • Be a citizen of the United States and a registered voter in Marion County.
  • Able to speak, read and write the English language.
  • Attend all required orientation and training classes.
  • Pass the competency exams and be accepted as a Election Worker.
  • Have transportation to and from your assigned working location.
  • Be available to work from 6:00 AM and work a 14-hour work day.
  • 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.


  • Attends and participates in required training class and lab, checking supplies prior to Election Day
  • Visits precinct/contact before Election Day, coordinates access to polling site, understands requirements and layout of polling room
  • Meets election team at polling location before Election Day, assists with equipment setup, reviews materials and is available to open election site for delivery of equipment (only certain precincts)
  • Reads oath, distributes name tags, obtains signatures on required forms, and allocates assignments on Election Day
  • Schedules breaks for election workers, fills in as EViD operator, Tab Inspector or Deputy as needed
  • Addresses questions or concerns from election workers/ voters, processes voters needing Provisional ballots, FVRAs or Affidavits, and ensures all voters have a smooth and pleasant experience
  • Enforces polling place prodecures
  • Verifies all equipment/supplies are packed securely for transport at the end of the night, ensures the room is in good order, and that everyone leaves at the same time
  • Returns all required materials to the Election Center on Election Night 


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


  • Attends and participates in required training class and lab
  • Works at the direction of the Clerk
  • Verifies FLO and EViDs are set up and signed on each station
  • Processes voters needing Provisionals ballots, FVRAs or Affidavits
  • Assists and processes voters
  • Utilizes Clerk cell phone to call Election Center as needed
  • Gathers all required material to be returned to the Election Center
  • Assists fellow election workers with set up and break down of equipment and supplies

Tab Inspector

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


  • Attends and participates in required training class and lab
  • Sets up DS200 & Express Vote
  • Opens and closes DS200 & Express Vote
  • Ensures voters accurately cast their ballots
  • Provides each voter with an I-Voted sticker and thank them for casting a ballot
  • Assists fellow election workers with set up and break down of equipment and supplies
  • Returns DS200 contents needed for the Tab pouch to the Clerk at the end of the night

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.


  • Attends and participates in required training class and lab
  • Assists fellow election workers with set up and break down of equipment and supplies
  • Processes voters ensuring all electors have a smooth and pleasant voting experience
  • Assists voters with completing forms as needed


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


  • Attends and participates in required training class
  • Greets all voters politely with minimum conversation
  • Suggests to voters to have their photo and signature ID ready
  • Maintains order of the polling place and controls the flow of voters within the voting area
  • Directs and assists voters entering/exiting the polling place
  • Ensures there is no solicitation within the 150’ of the polling place
  • Ensures there is no photography inside the polling place
  • Assists voters with special needs and is familiar with locations of handicap facilities
  • Sets up and return signage and assist with setup and breakdown of equipment/ supplies
  • Stands behind the last voter in line at the close of polls to ensure those ahead get to vote

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

981 NE 16th Street . Ocala, FL 34470
PO Box 289 . Ocala, FL 34478-0289

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PHONE: 352-620-3290
FAX: 352-620-3286
EMAIL: elections@VoteMarion.com
HOURS: M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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