Be a Florida Guardian of Democracy

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What’s the difference between Poll Worker & Poll Watcher?

Poll Worker:
Nonpartisan, Paid (Clerks, Judges, Inspectors, Checker, Precinct Worker)

Poll Watcher:
Partisan, Volunteer (Observers, Monitors, Challengers)



To be a poll worker (Poll Clerk, Precinct Tech, Precinct Deputy, Inside Deputy, EVid Operator, Ballot Box Inspector, Ballot Distributor): Must be a registered voter in the county, 18+ or pre-registered and 16+, must attend training. You must also be able to read and write the English language. Bi-lingual speakers (especially those who speak Spanish) are encouraged to apply. Up to $400. 


At least 20 days before election the County Supervisor of Elections appoints Election Board, comprised of clerks and inspectors, for each precinct. No election board can consist solely of members of one party.

Contact your County Supervisor of Elections about becoming a poll worker:

Approx DEADLINE to sign up to be a Poll Worker:

October 14, 2020


Each political party and each candidate may have one watcher in each polling room or early voting area at any one time during the election. A political committee formed for the specific purpose of expressly advocating the passage or defeat of an issue on the ballot may have one watcher for each polling room or early voting area at any one time during the election. Each poll watcher shall be a qualified and registered elector of the county in which he or she serves. 

Who is Authorized to Challenge a Voter’s Eligibility on Election Day?

Any registered elector or poll watcher of a county may challenge the right of a person to vote in that county. 

Resources for Florida

  • Retweetable Tweet with links for Florida here.
  • Shareable FB post & downloadable graphic here.
  • GoogleDoc here.

POLL WORKER (and Poll Watcher) Requirements & links to sign-up in All 50 States, STATE BY STATE Including:

  • Who is Authorised to Challenge a Voter’s Eligibility on Election Day? 
  • & Links to retweetable TWEETS & shareable FB Posts for each State
  • Twitter THREAD with links here.
  • Facebook shareable Album with downloadable graphics here.
  • On the Postcards for America website here.
  • On the Unhack the Vote Website here.

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