Election Worker

  • Deschutes County
  • Bend, Oregon
  • Nov 29, 2023
Municipal or County Clerk Political or Public Affairs
  • Salary: $14.20 Hourly USD

Job Description


Deschutes County Clerk's Office is responsible for processing all real property transactions, plats, Commissioners' Journal documents and Board of Property Tax Appeal petitions for Deschutes County. The Clerk's Office also issues marriage licenses, processes passport applications and oversees the county’s Archive/Records Center.

In addition, the office plans, coordinates and conducts all elections in Deschutes County. It ensures that elections are conducted according to statute and other related requirements. The office maintains safe, up-to-date and accurate voter rolls.

Deschutes County Clerk's Office is a professional, knowledgeable and friendly team that takes pride in its work, providing excellent and timely service to customers while actively meeting change.

We know where you choose to live, work and play matters. Deschutes County is one of the largest employers in Central Oregon and the largest municipal government in the region. Our dedicated and passionate workforce of more than 1,200 employees provide County services in a number of departments, divisions, and offices.

Located in the heart of Central Oregon, between the towering Cascade Mountain Range to the west and the high desert plateau to the east, Deschutes County is the outdoor recreation capital of Oregon. We enjoy a renowned quality of life, with big-city opportunities and small-town neighborhoods.

The following positions are available for Elections Workers. Please read each position description to understand the responsibilities and duties they entail.

Election Board Worker:
Election board workers play an important role in how elections are conducted locally. Election board workers serve in a 2-4 person team with a combination of people with different political party affiliations.

Election board workers’ primary duties are to inspect, open and prepare ballots to be counted. The work is not physically demanding, but is fast paced, repetitive and requires attention to detail in a team environment. The work schedule for election board workers varies based on the level of ballot returns leading up to election day. Approximate length of employment is 4-5 days. Election board workers will typically work three or four days prior to election day for roughly 4-8 hour shifts. Election Day work schedule involves late hours generally past midnight.

Physical requirements include good manual dexterity, the ability to perform repetitive motions, the ability to sit for long periods, good hearing, and the ability to visually inspect ballots at close range.

In addition to the job description outlined above, some election board workers may be asked to also assist with the following tasks:
  • Ballot Counting: You will operate ballot tally equipment and/or various ballot processing functions. May involve working a night shift on Election Day. Physical requirements include the ability to lift and carry moderate weight (15-30 pounds), good manual dexterity, the ability to stand for long periods, and the ability to perform repetitive motions.
  • Ballot Adjudication: As part of a team with another employee, you will review ballot images on a computer screen and make decisions on how to count votes that are not clearly marked. Length of employment may be 1-3 weeks. Required skills include the ability to work well in a two-person team, consistently follow rules, efficiently use a mouse and keyboard to navigate and enter information into a computer, remain focused while performing a repetitive task and pay attention to detail. You must also be able to sit for a long period while performing this job.

Ballot Pickup Team Member:
Teams of employees will pick up ballots from the 11 official ballot drop sites located throughout the county and deliver them to the Deschutes County Clerk’s Office. Requires some lifting and a valid driver's license. Approximate length of employment is 6-12 days, including one Saturday. Election Day work schedule may extend to 10:00 pm. Physical requirements include the ability to lift and carry moderate weight (15-30 pounds), the ability to pull, push, reach, bend, kneel, and crouch, good manual dexterity, good hearing, the ability to operate motorized equipment, the ability to stand or sit for long periods, and the ability to perform repetitive motions.

We hope you’ll consider joining our talented and dedicated team.

*This posting is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but rather constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function.

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$14.20 per hour. This is an on-call position; there are no County benefits with this position.

This posting closes on September 1, 2024. A first review of candidates will be January 26, 2024.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be registered to vote

Necessary Special Requirements

Driving may be a requirement for this position. Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver's license within 30 days of hire date. The employment offer will be contingent upon presentation of an acceptable and verifiable driver's license, pre-employment screening for criminal history, driving history, and controlled substances (NOTE: Positive test results for marijuana use may result in rescission of a contingent offer of employment). This screening must be completed with satisfactory findings in order for a formal offer of employment to be extended.

Election Board Worker:
  • Must be registered to vote
  • Must commit to the work schedule
Election Board Worker - Ballot Scanning:
  • Ability to use mouse and keyboard
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Have good manual dexterity
  • Ability to lift and carry (15-30 pounds)
Election Board Worker - Ballot Adjudication:
  • Ability to use mouse and keyboard
  • Ability to sit for long hours
  • Ability to enter information into a computer
Ballot Pickup Team Member:
  • Must be registered to vote
  • Must commit to the work schedule

There are no benefits offered with this position.

Closing Date/Time: 9/1/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

Base Pay


Job Address

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