Top 10 Things to Know to
Be a PEO
10. You Must Be A Registered Voter
9. You Must Be At Least 17 Years of Age
8. You Will Be Provided With Training (Mandatory)
7. Work Hours on Election Day is Approximately 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
6. You Will Play a Vital Role in the Election Process
5. Pays You $109.90 for Working Election Day
Presiding Judge rate of pay is $119.90 for the day
4. Earn $25.00 Additional for Coming to Training and Working
and / or $15.00 for being a Delivery Judge
3. Opportunity to Work as a Team, Serve Your Community and Have Fun
2. Must declare or be willing to declare one of the major political parties to be a associated with
1. Elections Belong to the People - Be A Poll Worker
Polling Official Brochure - CLICK HERE
Wood County Board of Elections needs approximately 390 workers for each county wide election held. You could be one of those needed workers. While the work day is long, the rewards of knowing you are a part of making Democracy happen in your community can be very rewarding. Wood County is separated into ninety-seven (97) precincts, with each precinct requiring 4 workers (two (2) Democrats and two (2) Republicans). Those ninety-seven (97) precincts are located in sixty-one (61) polling locations. Some locations having two (2) precincts to a location with a maximum of four (4) precincts to a location. Click here for a listing of precincts and their location.
Training is provided prior to each Primary or General election and for special elections as determined by the Directors of the Board of Elections. Training is approximately two (2) hours. Workers are paid for this training as long as they work on election day.
Substitutes are always needed as back-up for last minute cancellations that may occur on election morning. Substitutes can be for specific polling locations or if subs are willing to travel anywhere it is very helpful.
You must "belong" to the major party of which you are working. If you have never voted in a Partisan Primary in which you choose your party you must choose one of the major parties to work (Democratic or Republican) and then vote in their partisan primary. You can reach one of our Poll Worker Coordinators by contacting them by one of the ways listed below:
Democratic - Carol DeJong- Ph: 419-354-9120 or e-mail: email@example.com
Republican - Amy Mancini - Ph: 419-354-9120 or e-mail: AMancini@co.wood.oh.us
Click on the link indicated to access an On-Line Poll Worker Training Program that will help answer some questions you might have regarding what is required of a poll worker. While the work is not very physically demanding (except in the setting up and taking down of the voting machines) it does require a high level of commitment to detail and ability to follow multiple step processes accurately. Working as a poll worker is a good way to be a part of your community voting process, make some new friends, see some old ones and have fun all the while.
Next election is May 7, 2013
Ohio Secretary of State PEO Newsletter Link
Click here to view the Volume 3, Issue 1 of the Ballot Box Bulletin
It is the responsibility of the central committee person to submit a list of workers for their precinct. These are the workers that are contacted first to work an election. Their "appointment" is good for one year and begins July 1st. If the "appointed" worker cannot work, we then contact any subs and / or those who have worked before.
The party affiliation of the presiding judge for a precinct is determined by which party received the most votes in that precinct in the last gubernatorial election.
A BIG Thank-you to all those workers for the great job you did on November 6, 2012
Presidential / General Election!
There will be NO TRAINING prior to the May 7, 2013 Election. There will be training in October prior to the November 5, 2013 General Election.
Those dates are:
October 23 - 29, 2013
Class times will be each day: 9:00 a.m.; 1:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. (Other than Oct. 23rd there will be no 9:00 a.m. class and Oct. 25th there will be no 6:00 p.m. class)
Classes will be held at the Wood County ESC (Educational
Services Center) on Dunbridge Rd. across from the Meijer store.