Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark is still looking for more poll workers for the September 5th Primary and November 7th General Election. A countywide election requires close to 4,000 poll workers.
Poll worker training begins July 24 for the Primary Election. Class schedules vary, depending on the duty assigned. For instance, a clerk or machine manager is required to take a four-hour general class, plus a 2-1/2-hour equipment class with more extensive training about the voting machines. Clerks must also attend a one-hour class the day before elections to pick up their materials.
Inspectors, provisional ballot managers and deputies are required to take a three-hour class in order to work on Election Day.
These classes are required before each election by law; however, poll workers are paid $25 per class attended.
Poll workers are also paid for working on Election Day, ranging from $90 to $120 for the day, based on their positions. Clerks and machine managers are also paid an additional amount to set up the machines the day before elections.
For more information, call (727) 464-6110 or visit www.votepinellas.com and click on Poll Worker Information.
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