Election Workers

Welcome to the Election Worker Resource page. This page is designed as a resource for election workers but will also serve as a training for those of you who are required to attend a training before the election. 

Election Worker Job Descriptions

General Election Worker

A general election worker fills a variety of roles within the precinct on Election Day, including but not limited to: assuring applications to vote are accurately completed, verifying the voter’s identity, issuing correct ballots, recording voter number and ballot number, tearing off the perforated ballot number tab before the voter inserts their ballot in the tabulator, helping the voter when the tabulator rejects their ballot, assuring voter secrecy is maintained, referring to the Chairperson when an unusual situation arises, providing excellent customer service, and providing accurate information and helping voters.

Electronic Poll Book (EPB) Worker

The EPB worker is responsible for managing the laptop and utilizing the E-pollbook software to verify voter registration and issue a ballot number. Additional responsibilities include setting up the laptop workstation, saving the voter file and reports in the appropriate location, providing excellent customer service, referring to the Chairperson when an unusual situation arises, assisting with ballot reconciliation process, and the duties of a general election worker.

Precinct Chairperson

The precinct chairperson position is leadership role responsible for the management of their assigned precinct and its election workers. Responsibilities include arriving at the precinct at 6:00 am, assigning duties to fellow election workers, ensuring opening, closing and quality check duties are performed, providing excellent customer service, handling any issues that occur, delivering reports and information at the end of the day, and other duties as needed.

Training

Is Election Worker Training Required?

State law requires all election workers to be trained at least every two years, but workers are welcome to attend training more frequently as a refresher and to stay up-to-date with new information.  New election inspectors must attend one of the in-person training sessions held at Wyoming City Hall prior to working an election.  

Training Quiz

Test your election inspector skills by taking the election worker quiz! Your quiz will be scored right away so you'll be able to see your results and clarifications on the answers.

What to Wear and Precinct Locations

What to Wear

Like any job, it's important to dress nicely. By following these guidelines, you have a positive effect on your precincts image. You're providing your voters with a great experience! 

Here are some tips on what to wear on election day:

  • Slacks, khakis, corduroys, jeans
  • Blouses, knit tops
  • Collared shirts, polos, button-up

What to avoid:

  • Political slogans or attire
  • Stained or dirty clothing
  • Revealing clothing
  • Sweatpants
  • Fragrance products like perfume and cologne
  • Hats

 

Precinct Locations

Can you believe we have 30 precincts in our Wyoming? Precincts can only contain 2,999 active voters until we have to create a new precinct. We locate precincts in locations that work for people with limited mobility. Some of our precincts share locations. It's important to direct voters to their correct precinct location. 

Click on your neighborhood in the map below to see the detail of your precinct.  You can also download the full Precinct Map and the Precinct Locations Directory for locations and addresses of all 30 precincts.

Precinct 1 Precinct 2 Precinct 3 Precinct 4 Precinct 5 Precinct 6 Precinct 7 Precinct 8 Precinct 9 Precinct 10 Precinct 11 Precinct 12 Precinct 13 Precinct 14 Precinct 15 Precinct 16 Precinct 17 Precinct 18 Precinct 19 Precinct 20 Precinct 21 Precinct 22 Precinct 23 Precinct 24 Precinct 25 Precinct 26 Precinct 27 Precinct 28 Precinct 29 Precinct 30

General Election Duties

Here are some resources that will be helpful on Election Day! 

 

Opening the Polls

Opening the Polls SOS Quick Reference Guide

 

Processing Voters

Processing Voters SOS Quick Reference Guide

 

Sealing Ballot Containers

 

Closing the Polls

Closing the Polls SOS Quick Reference Guide

 

Challenges

 

Checks and Balances (Good Information for the Chairperson)

 

Campaigning

 

Provisional Ballots

 

Voters Who Have Moved

Absentee Voter Counting Board

Processing and Tabulating Absent Voter Ballots

 

Duplicating Absentee Ballots

 

Determining the Validity of Ballot Markings

When working the Absentee Voter Counting Board, only certain ballot markings are acceptable revisions to mistakes. View the State's Determining the Validity of Ballot Markings document. 

e-Pollbook

E-Pollbook

E-pollbook isn't for everyone. This is a specialized election worker duty. Operating the e-pollbook takes confidence in your computer skills and troubleshooting. We use e-pollbook to:

  • Verify voters are in the right precinct
  • Track voters who are issued a ballot
  • Document ballot numbers issued
  • Record any spoiled ballots
  • Write notes related to issues or situations in the precinct (this is the best way to communicate what happens in the precinct to the Clerk's Office)
  • Report out on election day activities

 

E-pollbook Demo Video and Instruction Manual

 

Online Refresher Course

Test your knowledge by taking the  E-Pollbook Online Refresher.

Voter Assist Terminal

We use the ImageCast X Ballot Marking Device (ICX-Voter Assist Terminal) for people who need an accessible voting device, like people with disabilities, but any voter can use this machine. If you have a long line and need an extra voting booth, you can offer this to voters. We have a couple of useful documents for you to review how to setup, breakdown, and help voters use the ICX.

We know it can be easier to learn when you see a live demonstration. Check out the excellent Grand Rapids video below!

Precinct Tabulator

We use the ImageCast Precinct Tabulator to count ballots, track results, and securely store ballots. We have a couple of useful documents for you to review how to setup, breakdown, and help voters use the tabulator.

We know it can be easier to learn when you see a live demonstration. Check out the excellent Grand Rapids videos below!

Setting Up and Opening the Polls

 

Making and Casting Ballot

 

Tabulator Warning Messages

 

Closing the Polls

 

Powering down