Poll Worker Pay Policy
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​Policies for Paying Poll Workers

May 8, 2018 Primary Election

General Rules

  • Poll workers can only be paid to serve ONE position (Inspector, Clerk OR Judge) on Election Day.
    • If someone on your precinct Election Board fails to show and you take on some of those duties in that precinct, you cannot be paid for the extra work. 
      EXAMPLE: If a Clerk or Judge fails to show and the other Clerk, Judge, or Inspector takes on some of those duties in that precinct they cannot be paid for the extra work.
    • Extra pay is ONLY earned if a poll worker works two or more precincts with permission from the Marion County Election Board. If a precinct board is short a poll worker and another precinct located in the same polling location has a Judge or Clerk willing to assist, permission MUST be received by calling the Inspector Hotline (327-2000) to approve the additional pay.
    • Extra pay = time and a half. Pay cannot be doubled. (See maximum payments below.)
    • On Election Day if a poll worker shows up to work and a full precinct board is already working, call the Inspector Hotline (327-2000) and report the situation.
    • If the poll worker decides to stay and work without permission, the poll worker will not receive payment from the Marion County Election Board.

Inspectors

  • Inspectors working a FULL day in ONE precinct will be paid $110.00.
  • Inspectors working a FULL day in MULTIPLE precincts (defined as two or more precincts) will be paid time and a half or $165.00 for their service.
    • $165.00 is the maximum an Inspector can get paid for working two or more precincts.
    • Inspectors must complete the Election Day time sheet (PRE-2) for each precinct worked to earn the extra $55 in pay.
  • Inspectors CANNOT work a half day.
  • Inspectors CANNOT work as a Judge or  Clerk in another precinct located in their polling location.

Clerks And Judges

  • Clerks and Judges working a FULL day in one precinct will be paid $70.00.
  • Clerks and Judges working a HALF day in a precinct will be paid $35.00.
  • Clerks and Judges working a FULL day in multiple precincts (defined as two or more) will be paid time and a half or $105.00 for their service.
    • $105.00 is the maximum a Judge or Clerk can get paid for working two or more precincts.
    • Clerk or Judge must complete the Election Day timesheet (PRE-2) for each precinct worked to earn the extra $35 in pay.

Cell Phone Reimbursement

  • Only ONE poll worker may check the $5 cell phone reimbursement box on the PRE-2.
    • Generally, the Inspector is expected to provide a cell phone number at Saturday supply pick-up.
    • Phone contact is the main way the Election Board reaches the precinct in case of emergencies and how poll workers reach the hotline to assist voters.

Paychecks

  • Please complete the Election Day time sheet (PRE-2) CLEARLY to ensure prompt payment, including FULL social security number, even if you already work for the City or County!
  • Expect payment about four to five weeks after Election Day.

Check back in May 2018 for more information on Election Day pay.