Want to ensure fair and honest elections?  Become a Precinct Election Official. The Black Hawk County Elections Office is currently hiring Precinct Election Officials for the November 7th Election. 

Opportunities include serving at one of 55 precinct locations, a satellite voting center, delivering ballots to health care facilities and counting absentee ballots.  Each polling location requires a combination of registered voters who have declared to represent the Republican or the Democratic parties and those who are Independent or No Party. Precinct Election Officials are paid a flat rate for their work and receive paid training prior to election day.

Persons must be registered to vote in Black Hawk County. Precinct Election Officials have a variety of duties and are responsible for seeing to it that everyone’s right to vote is protected, a responsibility not to be taken lightly.  

Workers will be trained to do the following: to follow and understand legal election procedures, prepare the polling place for the election, determine the eligibility of voters by using a computerized poll book, operate and instruct voters how to use the voting machines, report results to the Courthouse, complete necessary paperwork and close the polls.

To learn more or to be hired to work, call the Election Office at (319)-833-3007 or email election@co.black-hawk.ia.us  or go to the Black Hawk County website at http://www.co.black-hawk.ia.us/190/Elections and check out the pamphlet for becoming a Precinct Election Official.