Elkhart County Election Board
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Do You Want to be a Pollworker?
A person who wants to be become a pollwoker in Elkhart County must meet the following requirements:
- Be a registered voter of the County.
- Be able to lift up to 20 lbs.
- Be able to work 14 hours on election day (5:00 a.m. to approximately 7:00 p.m.).
- Attend 2-3 hours of training classes as required by law. Click Here to see more information about pollworker training.
each precinct, there is a five member board consisting of one (1)
Republican Inspector, one (1) Republican Judge, one (1) Democrat
Judge, one (1) Republican Clerk, and one (1) Democrat Clerk. Per County
Ordinance 98-233, precinct election officers are paid as follows:
Inspector: ...................$110 plus $10 food allowance and $10 for attending training.Democrat Judge: .......$70 plus $10 food allowance and $10 for attending training.
Republican Judge: .....$65 plus $10 food allowance and $10 for attending training.
Clerks:.........................$65 plus $10 food allowance and $10 for attending training.
3-6-6-7 Requirements for election officers and inspectors
otherwise qualified person is eligible to serve as a precinct
election officer unless any of the following apply:
you are interested in being a pollworker, please contact either the
Republican or Democrat parties at the following numbers:
person is unable to read, write, and speak the English language;
person has any property bet or wagered on the result of the
person is a candidate to be voted for at the election in the
precinct, except as an unopposed candidate for a precinct
committeeman or state convention delegate;
person is the spouse, parent, father-in-law, mother-in-law, child,
son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, brother,
sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece
of a candidate or declared write-in candidate to be voted for at the
election in that precinct. This subdivision disqualifies a person
whose relationship to the candidate is the result of birth,
marriage, or adoption. This subdivision does not disqualify a person
from serving as a precinct election officer if the candidate to whom
the person is related is an unopposed candidate. For purposes of
this subdivision, an "unopposed candidate" includes an
individual whose nomination to an office at a primary election is
unopposed by any other candidate within the same political party;
person did not attend training required by section 40 of this
In addition to the above, a
person is not eligible to serve as an inspector if the person is the
chairman or treasurer of the committee of a candidate whose name
appears on the ballot.
each election, the County Election Board employs between 500-700
people for various election-related positions. While most of these
positions are pollworkers, there are various other opportunities for
you are interested in knowing more about any of these positions,
please call Wendy Hudson, Clerk of the Circuit Court, or Christopher Anderson, Chief Deputy Clerk, at 535-6469.
Voter Boards - Temporary Full Time for 5 weeks
Absentee Voter Boards - Part Time
- Part Time
Delivery and Pick Up - Part Time
Boards - Election Night Only
Ballot Delivery - Election Day Only
If you wish to be a poll-worker for the 2014 Primary election, please contact the Republican or Democratic party chairperson:
Republican: Mary Nisly, firstname.lastname@example.org
Democratic: Shari Mellin, email@example.com or by phone: 262-4213.