Poll Worker Requirements
- Be a registered voter in Lee County
- Read, write, and speak the English language
- Have an email address
- Be able to lift 15-30 lbs
- Be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time
- Attend a mandatory training class prior to the election
- Have dependable transportation
- Serve the public in a courteous, patient, and efficient manner
- Be nonpartisan on Election Day
- Be able to work a minimum of 14 hours
- Abide by a no smoking policy at the polls
‐ Assists voters that require assistance in voting. Prefer applicants that can read and write English and Spanish fluently.
‐ Maintains order at the polls and assists voters inside the polling room.
- Checks voters into the precinct and updates voter records using an electronic check-in device.
A staff member from the Poll Worker Department will contact you to set up a brief interview. The interview will take approximately thirty (30) minutes, and will be conducted at the Lee County Elections Center, 13180 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers.
If you are selected to work, you will be mailed a notice just prior to the election. The notice will indicate:
- The date and time of your training class
- The position you are assigned to work
- The precinct you will be working in on Election Day
Florida state law requires each poll worker to attend a training class prior to each election. You must attend your scheduled training class, or you will not be permitted to work.
Poll Workers are paid for their service. Wages start at $175, which includes compensation for attending your required training class.