Election Day Precinct Worker Application

BENCHMARKS Please review the following benchmarks before submitting your name for consideration as an election worker.
  • Be a U.S. citizen and a registered elector in Sedgwick County – OR – be a U.S. citizen living in Sedgwick County and a student at least 16 years old [K.S.A. 252804(a), (b)]
  • Attend a class of instruction (usually about 2 hours) concerning the tasks of an election worker prior to each election [K.S.A. 25-2806]
  • Not a candidate on the ballot, except precinct committeeman or committeewoman [K.S.A. 25-2804(b)]
  • Have transportation to and from the work site
  • All positions require that election workers meet the following criteria in order to complete the assigned tasks
    • Be able to lift 25-50 pounds
    • Be able to work in a busy environment for approximately 15 consecutive hours on Election Day
    • Be able to understand, read and speak English at an 8th grade level
    • Be able to work with multiple ballot styles in an accurate and timely fashion
  • Additional requirements for Supervising Judge include:
    • Transportation to pick up and drop off supplies at the Election Office

How do I apply?

Click Here for printed form that you can fill out then mail or bring it to the Election Office, 510 N. Main, Suite 101, Wichita KS 67203

or

Complete this online form!

Name:  

Party:    

Mailing Address:  

City:  

State:  

Zip Code:  

Daytime Phone Number:  

Evening Phone Number:  

Cell Phone Number:  

Email:       

Are you a 16 or 17 year old student?    

Can you work outside your own area?    

Are you bi-lingual?    

Languages spoken fluently:  

Positions you are interested in rank them in the top three:

Supervising Judge: Be able to learn all aspects of the Advance Vote Center and/or Polling Place site, supervise and assist 2-12 clerks, assign tasks to complete opening and closing procedures, and oversee all functions of the Advance Vote Center and/or Polling Place site and handle various voting issues that may arise.

Provisional Ballot Judge: Determine the correct ballot style for voters whose information does not match the registration database and assist voters in completing provisional ballot procedures. Be able to read maps accurately.

Cross-trained Clerk: Be able to learn all aspects of the Greeter, Check-in Clerk / Computer Operator, and Machine Clerk positions to facilitate a smooth work flow throughout the day.

  • Greeter: Be able to direct incoming voters in a pleasant and correct manner. Be able to answer voter questions on voting procedures, show sample ballots to voters, and queue voters into lines to avoid congestion.

  • Check-in Clerk: (Only at Election Day Polling Places) Be able to find voter names from an alphabetic list, check voter ID when required and complete a form with a voter’s assigned ballot style. Be attentive to detail.

  • Computer Operator: (Only at Advance Vote Centers) Be able to learn a computer-based electronic poll book, key names of voters into the computer, check voter ID when required and assign a ballot style. Be attentive to detail. Basic knowledge of computer operation is necessary, including accurate search, retrieval, and entering procedures.

  • Machine Clerk: Escort voters to the voting machines, set machines for correct ballot style for each voter and assist voters on use of the machine. Learn to operate voting equipment and troubleshoot basic equipment problems.

Advance Election Board Clerk: Be able to work multiple days, immediately before and including Election Day, opening and processing mailed-in advance ballots. Learn to operate a ballot counting machine.

All positions will participate in opening and closing procedures at the work site in addition to the tasks listed above.

I understand that I must attend training (usually 2 hours) prior to serving as an election worker, that I must be able to work all the hours for each day that I am assigned to work, and that ending times depend on voter turnout and length of time needed to complete all closing procedures.

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Elections You Can Work: (check all that apply)      

Advanced Voting Centers - Multiple Sites Available
  • Available for most Primary and all General Elections; also some special elections
  • 1 – 5 days the week before the election; usually includes the Saturday before the election
  • Weekday hours are approximately 10:30 AM – 7:30 PM
  • Saturday hours are approximately 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Advanced Election Board -
1 Site Available
  • Advance Election Board
  • 1 Site Available
  • 1 – 4 days, including Election Day
  • Hours are approximately 8 AM – 7 PM before Election Day
  • Hours are approximately 7 AM – 7:30 PM on Election Day
Election Day Poling Places - 63 Sites Available
  • Election Day
  • Hours 4:45 AM - 8 PM
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