Volusia County Department of Elections
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Frequently Asked Questions
(Updated March 10, 2011)

Who can be a poll worker?
Any registered voter in Volusia County.

Is this a volunteer position?
No, Poll Workers get paid for their service.

Is compensation for being a poll worker taxable?
Poll Workers earning $600.00 or more annually for working the elections will receive a Form 1099-MISC.

When are poll workers paid?
Checks are mailed 2-3 weeks after the scheduled election.

Is there training?
Yes, Florida law requires all poll workers attend training prior to each election.

Where is training held?
Classes are held on the east and west sides of the county.

When is training held?
Training is scheduled about a month prior to an election with classes being held during the week and Saturdays.

How long does training last?
Training classes range from 2-6 hours depending on position.

What are the hours on Election Day?
Poll workers must arrive at assigned precinct at 6:00 am.  Polls are open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.  Procedures for closing the polls are usually completed by 8:00 pm.

Can a poll worker leave the precinct during the day?
No, poll workers can not leave the precinct at any time on Election Day. Therefore, bring all necessary food and medications needed.

How do poll workers vote if working Election Day?
Poll workers may vote by absentee ballot, at an Early Voting Site or at their home precinct if assigned to work there (time permitting).  Poll workers are encouraged to vote prior to Election Day.

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