Every election, both Primary and General, the Wayne County Democratic Party selects local party members to work in various roles throughout the election process. This page has more information about those roles, last updated for the 2022 Primary Election.

Election Worker Duties

Here are the specific duties of each role:

  • Inspector (nominated by political party who won last Secretary of State election; in 2022, will be Republicans only)
    • Overall, in charge of the precinct.
    • Receives election materials from the county election board.
    • Sets up the polling place.
    • Inspects the ballots.
    • Performs initial processing of absentee ballot certifications.
    • Tabulates ballots and returns election materials to the county election board.
    • Requests Photo Identification from voters.
  • Judges
    • Judge of opposite political party to the inspector acts as check and balance to the inspector.
    • Assists inspection of the ballots.
    • Oversees deposit of ballots into the ballot boxes.
    • Assists in the tabulation of the votes.
    • Judge of opposite party accompanies precinct inspector when returning election materials.
    • Requests Photo Identification from voters.
  • Poll Clerks
    • Verifies the registration status of voters.
    • Oversees poll lists or books.
    • Requests and explains voter identification number to voters. Assists in vote tabulation.
    • Compares voter’s signature on poll list with registration signature, if available at polls.
    • Requests Photo Identification from voters.
  • Greeters: welcomes voters to the vote center and provides them with initial instructions and directions
  • Floaters: cleaning and helping other Democratic workers to fill in where needed for breaks
  • Sheriffs (where opted for by the CEB, not in use in 2022)
    • Monitors the polling location.
    • Assists others in their duties.
    • Maintains order at the polls.
    • May leave polls to request assistance from a law enforcement officer if violation of law occurs or appears imminent.
    • Requests Photo Identification from voters

Election Worker Training Schedule

The following trainings are required for election workers in 2022:

  • Judges (pick one time): Tuesday April 19th at 9 AM, 11 AM, 2 PM or 4 PM
  • Inspectors: Tuesday April 19th at 5:30 PM
  • Clerks (pick one time): Wednesday April 20th at 10 AM, 1 PM, 4 PM or 6 PM
  • Greeters (pick one time): Thursday April 21st at 10 AM or 2 PM
  • Floater Training: April 21st at 3 PM

Inspector, Judge, Floater, Clerk and Greeter training will be in the lower level of the Wayne County Government Annex Building. You can enter the annex building using the south main doors. There will be a check in table in front of the training room. The County asks that everyone wear a mask while inside County buildings.

The door will not remain open after the scheduled start of training sessions, so please be on time.

Sessions are usually limited to 15-20 people per class. Once you have been confirmed as an election worker, you’ll be provided with information on how to register for a training session.

Election Vote Center Schedules

In Person Absentee Voting (aka Early Voting) is Monday April 25th to Friday April 29th, 10 AM to 7 PM at:

  • Kuhlman Center (861 N Salisbury Rd, Richmond)
  • First English Lutheran Church (2727 National Road East, Richmond)
  • Golay Center (1007 E Main St, Cambridge City)
  • Hagerstown New Testament Church (752 W Main St, Hagerstown)

Additional In Person Absentee Voting (aka Early Voting) is available on Saturday April 23rd and Saturday April 30th, 10 AM to 3 PM at the Kuhlman Center (861 N Salisbury Rd, Richmond).

Election Day Voting is Tuesday, May 3rd, 6 AM to 6 PM at:

  • Kuhlman Center (861 N Salisbury Rd, Richmond)
  • First English Lutheran Church (2727 National Road East, Richmond)
  • Golay Center (1007 E Main St, Cambridge City)
  • Hagerstown New Testament Church (752 W Main St, Hagerstown)
  • Mt. Olive Baptist Church (1108 N H St, Richmond)
  • Lifespring North Church (5600 US Highway 27 N, Richmond)
  • First Baptist Church (1601 South A St, Richmond)
  • Centerville Christian Church Family Center (106 E Main St, Centerville)

Election Worker Compensation

For 2022, here’s the compensation available for election workers:

  • Training Day: $15 per day
  • Inspectors: $125 per day, $15 per day for meals
  • Clerks: $100 per day, $15 per day for meals
  • Judges (non-election day): $100 per day, $15 per day for meals
  • Judges (election day): $110 per day, $15 per day for meals
  • Greeter: $85 per day, $15 per day for meals
  • Traveling Board: $10/hour, $15 per day for meals, plus mileage
  • Riding Commissioner: $125 per day, $15 per day for meals, plus mileage
  • Floaters: $100 per day, $15 per day for meals
  • Absentee Board: $100 per day or $50 per half day, $15 per day for meals. If only working a few hours, $10/hour with no meal allowance.

If you are interested in becoming an election worker for the Democratic Party, please contact us using our Get Involved form or the contact information at the bottom of this page. Thank you!