Precinct Election Officials
Tama County is committed to conducting fair and impartial elections that are well organized and professionally staffed. Precinct Election Officials play a significant role in helping administer elections and are representatives of the Tama County Auditor's Office. PEOs must be registered voters of Tama County, their attendance must be dependable and they must get along well with others. Duties are shared amoung 3-6 officials depending on the number of expected voters at the polling place for a particular election. No experience is necessary and training is provided.
What Does an Election Official Do?
- Assist in setting up the polling place before the polls open
- Check-in/register/update voter information using
- Distribute ballots to voters after check-in verification
- Help maintain an orderly process and ensures compliance of voting laws
- Assisting voters that request help
- Instruct voters how to use election equipment
- Tallying votes at the close of the polls
- Assist in tearing down the polling place after the polls close
Election officials are paid $10.00/hour for their hours worked and time at training.
Polls are open 7am-8pm on Election day, PEOs arrive to their assigned polling location at 6am and are typically there until 9pm. Depending on the election, there may be additional opportunities to work shifts during In-Person Absentee voting at the Courthourse. We will generally try to schedule workers to work in their own precinct, but sometimes you may be asked to work in a different precinct. Precinct Election Officials always have the option to accept or decline the request to work an election.
If you are interested in becoming a precinct election official, please complete and submit the application below, or give us a call at 515-433-0502.
Poll Worker Information
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