Information About Adopt-A-Precinct

The Adopt-A-Precinct Program provides the opportunity for clubs and charities to raise funds to support their fundraising goals, while supporting the election process.  This Program also cultivates partnerships with our local businesses, community service organizations and other local entities to provide the voters of our county the best election experience possible.

WHAT are the Benefits?

  • It is an excellent way to raise funds for your organization or charity to help reach your goals and objectives.

  • It provides an opportunity to be involved in the election process

  • It creates new friendships and connections with the community.

  • It helps others in the community.

WHAT are the Requirements?

  • Must be a 501c3 (Non-Profit) Organization or Club - OR - must be an approved organization that will commit to donating to a non-profit organization.

  • Have at least 15 people in your group that can work AND who meet the eligibility requirements and responsibilities that are listed on the Poll Worker Web Page

  • Be available for the entire election cycle (which includes a training day before each election).

  • Have a designated contact person that is available for receiving and disseminating all communications with the elections office.

HOW do I get more Information?

  • Download our Adopt-A-Precinct Information Brochure.  If you require a different format, please complete the form on our Information Request Page to enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you.

  • When you are ready to proceed, complete our online form to begin the process.

WHAT Happens Next?

After completing the application you will be contacted by our staff with additional information and instructions. 

All the information on this page is also included in our Brochure

 

Job Descriptions

  • CLERK:  Election Day Precinct  Manager - completes any required paperwork – pickup and drop off election supplies.  This position is usually provided by the Elections Office.

  • ASSISTANT CLERK:  Assists the Clerk with their duties

  • BALLOT INSPECTOR:  Responsible for issuing the ballot to each voter, and for ballot reconciliation

  • VOTING SYSTEM SPECIALIST: Responsible for overseeing the set-up, opening, closing, and dismantling of the Voting equipment

  • BALLOT PROCESSOR:  Responsible for retrieving the EVID tickets from voters and assisting them with inserting their ballots into the digital scanner  

  • EVID INSPECTOR:  Checks the voter into the precinct by verifying signature and photo I.D.

  • DEPUTY:  Responsible for maintaining order at the polling place along with the Precinct Clerk, monitors the “no solicitation”  100 ft. area of the precinct, and assist voters when needed

  • SUPPORT TECHS:  Trained to assist assigned precinct with any voting system equipment problems

  • PHONE BANK OPERATOR: Assist Supervisor of Elections staff with telephone communications

  • ALTERNATES: Alternates complete training for any of the above position(s) and will be on-call and prepared to fill a position in case of an emergency or no show.  Alternates are essential to helping the election process run smoothly.

Frequently Asked Questions

how much money can our organization earn?

  You can potentially earn up to $2,000 per Precinct Adopted  (this amount includes the time spent in training)

Can we adopt the phone bank? 

   Yes.  Adopting the Phone Bank can potentially earn up to $1,500 and only requires 10 workers (8 main workers, with 2 alternates)

what if some of our workers back out?

   Your team leader will need to contact alternate(s).  This procedure will be reviewed with your group during training.

Is Training Provided?

  • Yes, The Supervisor of Elections office provides training to Election Workers at our Bushnell Annex Location prior to each election cycle. 

  • TRAINING  IS MANDATORY  AND MAY LAST 2 to 4 HOURS 

  • Pursuant to Florida Statute Section 102.014, Election Workers are required to complete specialized training based on their assigned Election Worker position and training to be able to accommodate the needs of voters during Election Season.