Polk County Auditor

Precinct Election Officials

HELP WANTED

Every election day, hundreds of Precinct Election Officials are needed to staff polling places located throughout Polk County.  As a PEO, you will be a key factor in how our citizens regard elections and it will be your job to ensure anyone who is eligible and wants to vote is given the opportunity. 

The Polk County Election Office is hiring Precinct Election Workers for upcoming elections.  If you are interested in apply here

Requirements if you are still in High School

June 5 - Precinct Election Officials Training Materials

  • Open / Close  Procedural  - Step by step guide for precinct captain Located on side of voting machine
  • What is a Primary Election? (Table) Informational / educational
  • Voting Guidelines - Procedural (Poster and Table) copy for each precinct worker.  one copy facing the voter.  Step by step guide to process a voter at the polling site.
  • Vaild Voter ID Requirements (Poster) Informational / educational
  • Voter requests to use the ADA machine - Procedural (precinct captain)
  • Script to follow when greeting a potential voter at the polls - Procedural (all poll workers)
  • What to Expect at the Polls - Informational / educational (on table facing the voter)

Training Dates

Precinct Captains: (4) required

  • April 16-20 - 90 minute session
  • April 30-May 4 - 90 minute session
  • May 14-18 (online testing)
  • June 1

Poll Workers: (1) required 

  • 2 hour session May 29, 30 or 31

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Main Office

Administration Building
111 Court Avenue, Room 230
Des Moines, IA 50309
Mon - Fri: 8 - 5, except holidays

 

Phone: (515) 286-3080

Fax: (515) 286-3608

Email

Election Office

George Paletta Building
120 2nd Avenue, Suite A
Des Moines, IA 50309 
Mon - Fri: 8 - 5, except holidays

 

Phone: (515) 286-3247

Fax: (515) 286-2099

Email

Central Accounting

Administration Building
111 Court Avenue, Room 315
Des Moines, IA 50309 
Mon - Fri: 8 - 5, except holidays

 

Phone: (515) 286-3753

Fax: (515) 323-5253

Email