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Precinct Election Officials (PEOs)

Become a Precinct Election Official (PEO)

The Summit County Board of Elections is looking for individuals who can spare a day, help their community, and get paid for working on Election Day as a Poll Worker. Be one of the nearly 2,500 individuals hired to staff the 420 precincts on Election Days.

Apply online by filling out the form, or download the PDF Application below to become a PEO.

Secretary of State PEO Training

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why am I needed?

  • Without Precinct Election Officials elections cannot be held.
  • Precinct Election Officials help to make sure that an election is fair and impartial according to the election laws of the State of Ohio.

Am I eligible?

Yes if you are…

  • 17 years of age and a qualified elector.
  • A registered voter in Summit County.
  • Able to read and write the english language.
  • Not convicted of a felony or any election law.
  • Cannot be a candidate or family member of a candidate for the election in which you are working.

What do I have to do?

  • Attend a paid, two-three hour training session.
  • Report to work at 5:30 a.m. on Election Day and serve until duties are completed after the polls close at 7:30 p.m.
  • The Voting Location Manager must pick up and return election supplies to the Board of Elections or a location designated by the Board.
  • Ensure your polling location is set up properly.
  • Put up election signs.
  • Verify voter eligibility.
  • Process voters.
  • Issues ballots to voters.
  • Other miscellaneous duties.
  • Pack up all supplies after the polls close at 7:30 p.m.

Where will I work?

  • Many buildings such as schools, libraries, churches, and township halls are used as polling locations.
  • Every effort is made to place you at a convenient location whenever possible.

How do I sign up?

  • Apply Online
  • Call the Summit County Board of Elections at (330) 643-5200 and ask to speak with a Democratic or Republican Booth Clerk.
  • You may also complete the downloadable application and mail it to the Summit County Board of Elections.