Precinct Election Official Application
The duties of Precinct Election Official have become more involved over the years and require persons to handle more complex duties according to state law. You must be able to work long hours, work on computers and/or tablets, understand / explain the law, and have good customer service skills.

 Set up the polling place before the polls open
 Set up the voting equipment
 Check that persons are qualified to vote
 Operate computers
 Close the polling place
 Report the votes electronically after the polls close and certify the totals
 Complete paperwork and clean up polling area

You will receive notification by email, phone, or mail before each election. You may not be called for every election, since there are several workers per party in each precinct and we rotate workers between elections. You may be called upon to work in any election that may be held in the county. You will most likely be called to work in your own precinct, but you may be asked to work at a another precinct if needed elsewhere.

As an Election Official, you may decline to work an election for which you are unavailable. If you decline to work multiple times without a specific reason, you may be removed from our list.

 Registered to vote in Linn County
 A majority of PEOs at each polling place must be balanced between registered Democrats and Republicans. Libertarian, Green, and No Party voters are also encouraged to work.
 Must not be a current candidate or closely related to any opposed 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
 Follow and explain election laws
 Willing to attend a training class

A training course is provided before each election. The course will be held no later than three days before the election. You will be compensated for the training. Training is mandatory prior to the Primary and General Elections.

Precinct election officials are paid $200 per day. Chairpersons are paid $250 per day. All officials are also paid $10 per hour for attending training prior to the election. Mileage is paid to and from the school of instruction and to and from the polling place. Mileage reimbursement is based on the current federal rate. Payment for working an election is made 2-5 weeks after the election. If you are chosen to work, you will need to provide a social security number to receive payment. You will also be asked to sign up for ACH direct deposit.

Elections are always held on TUESDAY. The Primary Election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June of even-numbered years. The General Election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years. Polls are open 7 AM to 9 PM statewide. Starting in 2019, School and City Elections are combined and held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of odd-numbered years. Special Elections may be called at anytime during the year and are held on Tuesday. These are open 7 AM to 8 PM.

General Information
Full Name *
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Home Address *
House Number and Street Name
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City *
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Zip Code *
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Mailing Address
If different from above (PO Box for example). Please include city, state, and zip code.
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Preferred Phone *
Preferred Phone Number *
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Alternate Phone
Alternate Phone Number
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Email Address *
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Are you registered to vote in Linn County? *
Are you Retired?
(If you are retired, please list your last employer.)
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Are you willing to travel within Linn county? *
Do you spend winters in the south?
If so, When?
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Did anyone refer you to apply?
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Legal Background
All applicant records will be checked
Have you ever been convicted of the following? *
Serious Misdemeanor
Aggravated Misdemeanor
Election Background & Talents
Skill level *
Please list if you have a background and/or skills in any of these areas.
Professional Background
Computer Technology
Customer Service
Data Entry / Typing
iPad / Tablet Technology
Training / Teaching
Other Skills
Please elaborate. You may also elaborate on your skills listed above.
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Have you worked elections in Linn County before? *
Have you worked elections elsewhere before? *
Election Day Preference
Select which role you would prefer on Election Day. Please note that many newcomers will start by checking in voters before moving on to more advanced roles.
Other Opportunities
Please check any other opportunities you may be interested in.
Thank you!
Please note: If you are chosen to work, you will need to provide your social security number to be paid. You will also be asked to sign up for ACH direct deposit.
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