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Board Worker Information

Qualifications:  Board Workers must be at least 18 years old and an American citizen. Additional limitations apply for specific elections. An oath or affirmation of office is required. Students are eligible at age 16.

Applications: Applications must be completed and returned to the Election Office. If you are qualified, your name is added to a list (pool, K.S.A. 25-2804). Polling location assignments will be made by the election office until all positions are filled.

Appointments: Appointment letters are sent two weeks prior to the election. 

Training: Classes are usually held Monday through Friday within 2 weeks prior to the election. Class times are: 9:00am, 1:30pm, 6:00pm and are scheduled as needed. Supervising Judges are to call the members of his/her board prior to the scheduled class times and determine a time when all, or a majority, of the board can attend together. If you cannot make it to that class, call the election office and schedule a substitute class. Class schedules are mailed with the appointment letters. It is necessary to have a knowledgeable election board. Training is paid at a minimum wage and lasts three hours.

The election board is responsible for all that occurs in their precinct during their appointment. Board workers may not leave. You will be reimbursed for cell phone calls to the Election Office if they cause you to exceed your plan. All members of the election board will need to vote in advance or request a mailed ballot.

Compensation:  Full time positions are paid $110 for the entire day and part time positions are paid minimum wage for the hours worked. Supervising Judges will receive compensation for mileage pursuant to K.S.A. 75-3203a and an additional $15 for their added responsibilities.

Hours:  Election Day, Full Time, 6:00 a.m. to approximately 8:00 p.m.
either 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m OR 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Election Day:  Please bring a cellular phone if you can, any food, drinks or snacks that you will want and wear comfortable clothing (see Polling Place). 

The election board is responsible for all that occurs in their precinct during their appointment. All workers need to vote in Advance. You will be reimbursed for cell phone calls to the Election Office if they cause you to exceed your plan. 

Polling Place:  Some of these buildings provide luxuries such as kitchens and snack machines. No smoking is allowed at any voting place. Please keep in mind, it may be necessary to place workers outside of the precinct where they live.

ADA:  All voting places are handicap accessible to voters and meet ADA guidelines for board workers as well. If you have a need for any special accommodations, please notify the election office.

If You Have Been Appointed But Are Unable To Work,
Call Immediately, 785-251-5900.

County Employee Information

Qualifications:  Board Workers must be registered voters.  Additional limitations apply for specific elections.  An oath or affirmation of office is required.  Please read the resolution on the back.

Applications:  Applications must be completed and returned to the Election Office.  If you are qualified, your name is added to a list (pool, K.S.A. 25-2804).  You will be contacted about a position and location that would work for you. 

Appointments:  Appointment letters are sent two weeks prior to the election. 

Training:  Classes are usually held Monday through Friday within 2 weeks prior to the election. Class times are: 9:00am, 1:30pm, 6:00pm and are scheduled as needed. Supervising Judges are to call the members of his/her board prior to the scheduled class times and determine a time when all, or a majority, of the board can attend together. If you cannot make it to that class, call the election office and schedule a substitute class. Class schedules are mailed with the appointment letters. It is necessary to have a knowledgeable election board. Training is paid at a minimum wage and lasts three hours.

The election board is responsible for all that occurs in their precinct during their appointment. Board workers may not leave. You will be reimbursed for cell phone calls to the Election Office if they cause you to exceed your plan. All members of the election board will need to vote in advance or request a mailed ballot.

Compensation:  On election day, you will be paid for 8 hours of work at your regular wage.

Hours:  Election Day, AM Shift: 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m or PM Shift: 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Election Day:  Please bring a cellular phone if you can, any food, drinks or snacks that you will want and wear comfortable clothing (see Polling Place). 

The election board is responsible for handling all that occurs at that precinct during their appointment.  Board workers may not leave. All workers need to vote in Advance. You will be reimbursed for cell phone calls to the Election Office, if those calls caused you to exceed your plan. 

Polling Place: Some of these buildings provide luxuries such as kitchens and snack machines. No smoking is allowed at any voting place. Please keep in mind, it may be necessary to place workers outside of the precinct where they live.All voting places are handicap accessible to voters and meet ADA guidelines for board workers as well. If you have a need for any special accommodations, please notify the election office: All voting places are handicap accessible to voters and meet ADA guidelines for board workers as well. If you have a need for any special accommodations, please notify the election office.

ADA:  All voting places are handicap accessible to voters and meet ADA guidelines for board workers as well. If you have a need for any special accommodations, please notify the election office.

If You Have Been Appointed But Are Unable To Work,
Immediately Call the Election Office, 785-251-5900.