PRECINCT ELECTION OFFICIALPrecinct Election Official (PEO) duties include checking in voters using the Precinct Atlas computer program, processing Election Day Registrations, and helping voters requesting assistance. A PEO will also help with the set-up and tear-down of the polling place including signage, computers, and voting equipment and completing end-of-the-day tally books and various other documentation.
PRECINCT CHAIRPERSONA Precinct Chairperson is responsible for ensuring that the precinct is functioning according to Iowa law. This requires a firm understanding of Election Day procedures including completion of Election Day documentation, ballot and seal verification, and proficiency on the Precinct Atlas computer program. The Chairperson serves as the leader of the precinct, and will oversee and assign duties to Precinct Election Officials. They are also in charge of picking up election supplies before the election and returning supplies after the polls close on election night.
Training All Precinct Election Officials will receive hands-on training prior to working an election All workers will receive training and helpful tips from experienced workers Tiered training is offered to match the skills and abilities of each individual
You will be trained to do the following: Follow and understand legal election procedures Prepare the polling place for the election Determine the eligibility of voters Operate, and instruct voters how to use precinct voting machines Report results to the Courthouse Complete paperwork and close the polls
Pay is at a flat rate for the entire day for elections where the polls open at 7AM (15-16 hours) The Precinct Chairperson earns $250/day All other Precinct Election Officials earn $200/day Mileage is paid at $0.39 per mile
Qualifications Be registered to vote in Black Hawk County Not be a candidate with opposition, or closely related to any candidate on the ballot Have energy and stamina for the long hours Have good reading and listening skills and legible handwriting Enjoy people and service to others Able to work as a team member and follow election laws Willing to attend scheduled training
When might you work?Depending on the availability of workers in your precinct, you may be contacted for any or all of the following:
SCHOOL ELECTIONS and CITY ELECTIONS are held jointly in November of odd-numbered years. Polls are open 7 AM to 8 PM.PRIMARY ELECTIONS are held in June of even-numbered years. Polls are open 7 AM to 9 PM.GENERAL ELECTIONS are held in November of even-numbered years. Polls are open 7 AM to 9 PM.SPECIAL ELECTIONS are called as necessary and are always held on Tuesdays.
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