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Poll Workers

In order to become a Miami-Dade County poll worker, you must be a registered Miami-Dade voter, attend a mandatory training class and be able to both communicate and provide customer service to the voters of Miami-Dade County.

We are actively recruiting poll workers for our remaining 2016 elections; these include our Primary Election on 8/30/2016 and our General Election on 11/8/2016. For a complete list of election dates, please refer to our Election Calendars. In order to become a poll worker, you can sign up online at: Miami-Dade County Poll Worker Application.

For more information, call 305-499-VOTE or send an email to


All poll workers are required to be trained prior to elections. Training are offered over several days and times during training season (including Saturdays) to accommodate prospective poll workers’ schedules. Any poll worker not trained before an election is not eligible to work.

You must be a registered voter in Miami-Dade County and be able to read, write and speak English.

The Elections Department relies on the commitment of over 5,000 poll workers to ensure the conduct of fair and accurate elections in a Presidential Election Year.

Election Day Training Video for Poll Workers


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On Election Day

The Elections Department tries to schedule all poll workers to work in their home precinct if possible. If your home precinct is full, you will be assigned to work in another nearby precinct.

Poll Workers working outside of their home precinct should request a Vote by Mail Ballot and return the voted Vote by Mail Ballot to our office before Election Day.

All poll workers must be at their assigned polling place at 5:30 a.m. on election morning. Polls are officially open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The day ends for Inspectors and the Deputy when all ballots have been accounted for and all materials have been packed away.

Poll workers are not permitted to leave their assigned polling place on Election Day, and are urged to vote during Early Voting or via Vote by Mail Ballot.

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Poll workers are paid for their services in accordance with the Poll Worker pay schedule .

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Returning for future elections

Once you have worked at the polls on Election Day, your record will remain active and you do not have to apply again.

To determine whether you are still on the active poll worker file, call 305-499-8448.

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