- Registered Voters as of 5/1/2013
- | Total 178,245 | Dem 76,227 |
Rep 56,400 | NPA 38,761 |
Other 6,857 |
Poll Worker information
BE A PART OF THE ELECTION DAY PROCESS
What are Poll Workers?
- Poll Workers are the over 600 men and women who work at the
polling places on Election Day. They are a critical part of the
election process and an important ingredient to ensure the conduct
of elections is accurate and fair.
Qualifications to be a Poll Worker?
- You must be a registered voter in St. Lucie County.
- You must be able to read and write in English.
- You must attend a scheduled poll worker training class prior to
- You cannot serve as a poll worker if you are a candidate or an
immediate family member of a candidate.
- You must be able to lift 15 - 30 lbs.
What are the Different Poll Worker Positions?
- The Clerk is in charge of the polling place and is responsible
for the performance of all poll workers on Election Day. Clerks are
required to pick up election supplies and return these supplies to
the elections office after the polls have closed.
- The Assistant Clerk assists in completing necessary forms along
with assisting the Clerk in every way possible.
- The Inspector verifies signature and picture ID to determine a
person’s eligibility to vote, issues ballots, and instructs voters
at the ballot box.
- The Voting Equipment Inspector assists in setting up the
Accu-Vote and Touch Screen units before the polls open and also when
the polls close to transmit results by telephone modem. Programs the
voter access card.
- The Deputy designates solicitation area with guidance from the
clerk, maintains order and assists voters outside polling place.
What are the Training Requirements?
- Florida Statute requires that all poll workers attend mandatory
training for each election cycle. The class duration is usually 3 to
8 hours depending on the position.
What are the Requirements to Work?
- Enjoy working with all types of people.
- Attend state mandated pre-election training class.
- Have transportation to attend training and work the election.
- Remain nonpartisan in what is said and worn on Election Day.
- Be able to work from 6:00 a.m. until polls are closed at 7:00
p.m. (about 14 hours).
- Complete a