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2022 Student Election Officer Program

Attention Delaware High School Students!

The Election Department is looking for 16 or 17 year-old high school students to work as Student Election Officers. In this role you serve your community while earning $190. The Department can appoint a limited number of Student Election Officers. The earlier you apply, the more likely the Department will appoint you to work an election.

Student Election Officers work on a team of 6‐12 people. The team runs the Polling Place during an election. You may not leave the Polling Place until released by the Inspector ‐ usually about 9:30 p.m.

Your day includes:

• Arriving at your assigned Polling Place by 6 a.m.;

• Setting up the Polling Place;

• Opening the Polling Place at 7 a.m.;

• Check-in voters using pollbook (tablet computer with ID scanner);

• Processing and assisting voters;

• Operating a voting machine;

• Closing the Polling Place at 8 p.m.; and

• Completing documentation and packing up the machines and supplies.

The Department must train you before each election. The classes run between 2 ½ and 3 hours. Your pay includes $50 for the training. If the Department selects you to work, it will notify you by email or U.S. mail of your Election Day assignment and the date, time and location of your class. Make sure to include your email and mailing address on your application. The Department will mail your pay check to you a few weeks after the election.

To work as a Student Election Officer, you must:

• Submit a completed Student Election Officer Application,

• Live in Delaware and be a U.S. citizen,

• Be at least 16 years old on or before November 1, 2022,

• Be available from 6 a.m. until about 9:30 p.m. on Election Day – NO SHIFTS

• Provide your own transportation and meals, and

• Attend a mandatory training session before each election.

Please email your interest in becoming a Student Election Officer to:

Tracy Wilkerson, Deputy Director Department of Elections, Sussex County at:

cc: Ken "Bo" McDowell

A Student Election Officer Application will be sent to you, return it to the Department office for your County indicated on the bottom of the form.

If you are a teen and you live in Sussex County, Delaware, consider joining STARS!

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