Monday, October 22, 2018

Would you like to be an Election Board Worker?

Elections could not happen without election workers.  This is a great opportunity to serve your community and to be involved in the election process.


  • Must be a resident of Lincoln County
  • Must be a registered voter at current address
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to work at least 14 consecutive hours on Election Day
  • Must attend the election worker training sessions

Election Worker Duties:

  • Check in voters and obtain voter signatures in poll book
  • Operate voting machines
  • Issue ballots to eligible voters
  • Provide voting instructions to voters


Election Boards
The election boards are responsible for the election process at each polling place. Election boards are comprised of a supervising judge and a minimum of two election workers. 

Supervising Judges
The supervising judge is the person in charge of the polling place and is responsible for the operation of the polling place. The supervising judge picks up election supplies at the election office, reviews the supervising judge procedure notebook, and makes sure the supplies are taken to the polling location.

Election Day Duties
On Election Day, the supervising judge assigns the duties to the election board. All election workers arrange the polling place to receive voters and post all signs. The supervising judge officially opens the polls and manages the processing of voters. On election night, the supervising judge officially closes the polls by closing the doors to the polls at 7 p.m. but allows all voters who are in line at 7 p.m. to have the opportunity to vote.

Election Workers
The election workers assist the supervising judge and share responsibility for the operation of the polling site. They greet voters and assist at registration book. Following the close of the polls at 7 p.m., all election workers assist the supervising judge in closing the polling site.

If you would like to become an election worker for Lincoln County please Contact:

Dawn Harlow

Lincoln County Election Officer

216 E Lincoln Ave

Lincoln, KS 67455

Phone: 785-524-4757