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Student Election Clerks
What are the Responsibilities of a Student Election Clerk?
 Working under the supervision of the judge, student election clerks may assist with the following duties:
  • Organizing the polling place before the polls open.
  • Ensuring that qualified voters are permitted to vote.
  • Checking in and processing voters.
  • Distributing ballots to registered voters.
  • Providing instructions and assistance to voters.
  • Answering voters’ questions.
  • Explaining the use of the voting equipment.
  • Maintaining order in the polling place on Election Day.
  • Obtaining results after the polls are closed and closing the polling place.

What are the Required Qualifications of a Student Electon Clerk?
  • Be at least 16 years old on Election Day;
  • Be enrolled in a public, private, or qualified home school;
  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • Have consent of his/her parent or legal guardian to work the election;
  • Have consent of his/her school principal (or parent/legal guardian for home-schooled students); and
  • Complete training program.

How to Apply
  • Fill out the Student Election Clerk Application and Permission Slip
  • Have your parent or guardian sign the Parent/Legal Guardian Permission portion.
  • Have your school principal sign the School Principal Authorization portion. Also, take the proper steps to ensure that your absence from school on Election Day will be excused.
  • Send the application to the elections administrator. Try to send application at least 60 days prior to Election Day (even though there is no statutory deadline).

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