Dearborn County Needs Poll Workers

Posted On February 21, 2018

Press release from Dearborn County Clerk of Courts

(Dearborn County, Ind.) – The Democrat and Republican parties identify persons to work the polls on Election Day.  Poll workers in Dearborn County must be registered voters in Dearborn County.  There are vacancies at several polling locations. Registered voters wishing to work at the Primary Election May 8th or the General Election on November 6th should contact the appropriate party chairman for selection and assignment.  Poll workers are not permitted to electioneer, campaign for or express support toward any candidate or party while performing poll worker duties.  The Dearborn County Clerk will conduct training for party selected workers.

Training will be in the “New” Commissioner’s Room.   Dates and times of poll worker training are:

Monday April 30th 2 P.M to 4 P.M.

Tuesday, May 1st, 6 P.M to 8 P.M.

Wednesday, May 2nd, 10 A.M to 12 P.M.

Thursday, May 3rd, 10 A.M to 12 P.M and 6 P.M to 8 P.M.

Election Day is a long work day for selected pollworkers, it begins as early as 5 A.M. and continues until polls close and election ballots and documents are safely returned to the Courthouse and counted.  Most workers finish before 8 P.M, some as early as 6:30 P.M. depending on polling location, precinct size and other variables.

Individuals working as Precinct Inspectors are paid $150.00 for Election Day and $ 20.00 to attend a MANDATORY training class.

Democratic Judges are paid $120.00 for Election Day and $ 20.00 to attend a training class.

Republican Judges are paid $100.00 Election Day and $ 20.00 to attend a training class.

Clerks are paid $100.00 Election Day and $ 20.00 to attend a training class.

Registered Dearborn County voters wanting to be considered should contact their party representative.  Democrats should contact Tricia Gaustad, 812-798-7717, or e-mail at tgaustaddcdem@gmail.com. Republicans should contact Jim Thatcher, 513-708-0619, or e-mail at jt9461@yahoo.com.  Additional qualifications include English literacy, must not be closely related to any contested candidate on the Dearborn County ballot, and must have nothing wagered on the election outcome.

Election information is available from the Dearborn County Election Office at 812-537-8867.