The Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections employs approximately 1000 workers at the polls on election day. Each polling place has an election team, which includes a clerk, assistant clerk, a deputy, and several inspectors.
To be a poll worker one must:
1) be a resident of Sarasota County
2) be a registered voter (or be at least 16 years of age and pre-registered to vote)
3) read and write English or be bilingual (English and Spanish)
Poll workers must attend training prior to each election and are paid $160 to $275, depending on the position assigned, for training and working at the polls.
If you’d like to serve your community and get more involved in the electoral process, please attend a poll worker orientation. For a schedule of orientation sessions, select this link.For more information, call the poll worker department at (941) 861-8640 or email pollworker@SarasotaVotes.com.