More Workers Needed for Election Polling Places

The County is increasing pay for election polling place workers this year in an effort recruit more people to help during early voting and on Election Day.

“Every election we depend upon thousands of residents to work the polling places,” County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria said. “Voting is the foundation of our democracy and working a polling place is a way for you to help your fellow citizens exercise their right to vote.”

Early voting poll workers will be paid $14 per hour and expected to work about 8 to 10 hours per day. Early voting lasts for 14 days and is from Oct. 17 to 30, and includes voting on weekends and the Nevada Day holiday. Election Day poll workers will be paid $225 or $250 depending upon their specific job, and will be expected to work from 6:30 a.m. until after 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 3, 2020. Poll workers will also be required to complete up to 6 hours of in-person training during the next few weeks. The trainings are typically held during regular weekday work hours and on some Saturdays.

Anyone interested in applying to be a poll worker may complete the application online, or email or call the Election Department at ElectionVolunteers@ClarkCountyNV.gov or (702) 455-2815. To complete the application online, go to www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/vote, click on “Registered Voter Services” and sign in, and then select “Apply to be a Poll Worker” and fill out and submit the form.

An estimated 3,100 workers are needed to staff the polling places during early voting and on Election Day. About 1,600 workers have signed up so far. Polling place workers could have a variety of jobs such as signing in voters, assisting voters, monitoring for compliance with public health directives such as wearing masks and social distancing, and sanitizing equipment. To qualify to serve as a poll worker an individual must be at least 16 years old, able to work long hours (about 14 hours), perform all the duties required of them on Election Day, attend the training and pass an evaluation. Workers who speak Spanish or Tagalog in addition to English are especially needed. Candidates and relatives of candidates are not allowed to serve as poll workers.

For the upcoming general election, the County will be providing mail ballots to all registered voters here, plus there will be at least 35 in-person early voting sites and more than 100 in-person polling places on Election Day. This means that anyone who is concerned about being around too many people will be able to vote by mail, and anyone who would rather vote in person using a voting machine at a polling place will be able to do so.                                              
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Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2.3 million citizens and 45.3 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 9th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to about 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.