Become an election worker

Become an Election Worker

It’s always exciting to hear of interest to work in elections. In Pierce County, hiring typically happens the year before a presidential election. The next hiring event for election workers will be held in Late Spring/Early Summer of 2023. If you would like to be notified when extra hire positions become available, click this link and select "Employment Alerts." Then check the box next to "Elections."

Below is a list of positions we will have available. 

Voter Services

Team members will work the front counter to register new voters, update a voter’s registration, and print ballots on demand; Assist the elections team with answering phone calls; Process records using the state voter registration database.

Signature Verification

Signature verification is done in teams of two. Using a computer screen, team members compare signatures on returned envelopes to signatures on file from a voter’s record. Staff must attend an annual training class conducted by the Office of the Secretary of State.

Sorter

Team members will operate and maintain two mail-sorters; grip large mail trays, stacks of envelopes and canvas-strap ballot totes. Staff will be required to stand and sit for extended periods of time, lift up to 40 pounds, work both indoors and outdoors, drive large vans, and work late hours and weekends.  This position will be busy and, at times, in a loud environment.

Drop Box Daily Routes

Team members will work in two person teams to drive on pre-determined routes around the county retrieving ballots from drop boxes. These routes cover Pierce County from Mt Rainier to Anderson Island.  All ballots retrieved from the drop boxes are sealed in ballot totes and returned to the election's office.  Multiple routes are scheduled every weekday after ballots are mailed out.  Consistent documentation is required for all ballot totes at each location.  

Drop Box Lockers

Team members work on election night to lock drop boxes throughout the county at exactly 8 p.m. Personal vehicles are required and mileage is pre-calculated for each drop box. Staff will collect and note any late ballots. Awareness of last voters in line is required.