If you are interested in working the primary or general election please contact the County Board of Elections at 859-392-1620 or contact either the Democrat or Republican member of the Board of Elections:
- Sarah Rogers, Democratic Representative (859-392-1645)
- Scott Kimmich, Republican Representative (859-392-1644)
The County Board of Elections needs approximately 550 people to work the polls and would like to have at least 100 alternates.
Requirements to Serve as an Election Officer:
1. An election officer must be a qualified voter in the precinct in which he/she serves unless appointed as an alternate. An alternate must be a registered voter in the county. Registered 17 year olds may serve in the primary election if they will be 18 years old on or before the day of the general election.
2. An election officer cannot have changed party affiliation for one year prior to appointment.
3. An election officer must be able to read and write English.
4. An election officer must attend the required two hour training session before each primary and general election.
5. An election officer cannot be a candidate for office during the election year.
6. An election officer cannot be the spouse, parent, brother, sister or child of a candidate who is to be voted for at the election in the precinct in which the election officer will serve on Election Day.
7. An election officer must be able to work from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or until the polls close, to stand for long periods of time and lift up to 25 pounds. The polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
8. An election officer must have transportation to election training and to the precinct on Election Day.
Q: Do I get paid for being an election officer?
A: All officers are paid $150.00 for serving at the precinct on Election Day. Officers are paid an additional $20 for attending a required training session. The Election officer who returns the results to the County Clerk’s office will receive $5.00.
Q: What are the election officer positions?
A: Four election officers serve in every precinct. In March of each election year, the County Board of Elections appoints two judges, one clerk and one sheriff for each precinct.
The clerk is responsible for the e-poll book, voter identification and completing required forms. The two judges are responsible for setting up and operating the voting machine for voters. The sheriff is responsible for working with the clerk and enforcing the electioneering laws within 100 feet of the polling place.
COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS
- Gabrielle Summe, Chairman of the County Board of Elections & County Clerk
- Sarah Rogers, Democratic Representative
- Scott Kimmich, Republican Representative
- Chuck Korzenborn, Sheriff
- Stacy Tapke, County Attorney