Thank you for your interest in becoming a poll worker. Some requirements and expectations that must be met are listed below.
First of all, a poll worker must be a registered voter in Desoto County. Also, a poll worker must be available for extensive training. Today’s tabulation systems have become more sophisticated, so a technical background is a plus. In the days prior to a given election, our poll workers are required to attend training classes, usually several hours long, before allowed to work. These classes, normally held during weekdays, involve training on proper Election Day administration and operation of the Optical Scan Tabulation equipment.
Of course, a poll worker must be available to work long hours on Election Days. The day begins at 6 AM and wraps up around 7:30 PM. You must also be friendly and comfortable working with the voting public.
In summary, a Desoto County Poll Worker must be dedicated! If this sounds like the type of opportunity you would want to pursue, please stop by the elections office to pick up the poll worker application.
The role of a poll worker is the cornerstone of the democratic process, and your interest is appreciated. We look forward to hearing from you.