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Would you like to be added to the list of persons interested in serving as a precinct election official to work at the polls on election day? More information along with an interest form can be found below.

The Jones County Auditor’s Office is looking for interested individuals to work at polling places on Election Day! Are you friendly, dependable, civic-minded and detail-oriented? Apply to be a precinct election worker! No experience is necessary and training is provided.

Election board members must be registered voters of Jones County, their attendance must be dependable and they must get along well with others. Duties are shared among three to eight officials depending on the number of expected voters at the polling place for a particular election.

More information including responsibilities, requirements, training, and compensation can be found in our Precinct Election Officials brochure.

The Election Day for a Primary or General begins at 6:00 a.m. and ends around 10:00 p.m. and for a City and School Election, the day begins at 6:00 a.m and ends around 9:00 p.m. The work is rewarding, time spent standing is minimal, and workers must remain at the polls all day.

Precinct election officials are currently paid a set fee of at least $30 for attending a training session, and at least $175 for working a full shift on election day.  Chairpersons are currently paid at least $225 for working a full shift on election day.  Hourly rates apply for those working only a partial shift. These rates are set by the Board of Supervisors, are updated periodically, and vary from county to county in Iowa.

Mileage is paid for your trip to and from the school of instruction, and to and from the polling place, if over 5 miles.  The mileage reimbursement is three cents under the federal rate.

You will be contacted prior to each election that you are needed to serve.

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This webpage was printed on September 19, 2020. For the most current election-related information, visit the Jones County, Iowa, Elections website at jonescountyiowaelections.gov.
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