Training Requirements

Our Poll Worker training program will assure that our poll workers have the knowledge that they need to succeed on election day. Poll workers will be paid additional compensation to attend the classes. All poll workers are REQUIRED to successfully complete a training class or they will not be allowed to work on election day.

NEW Poll Worker Training

All new poll workers are required to attend a 3 hour training class which will include:
  • In-depth review of election laws applicable;
  • In-depth review of the roles and responsibilities of the Inspectors, Judges and Poll Clerks;
  • In-depth and hands on training with the election equipment;
  • Break out sessions for Inspectors, Judges and Clerks.
  • Question and answer period.

Returning Poll Worker REFRESHER Training

All poll workers who worked in the 2020 Primary Election are required to attend a Refresher Training Class that will last about 90 to 120 minutes and will include:
  • Any changes in election laws;
  • A brief review of the roles and responsibilities of the Inspectors, Judges and Poll Clerks;
  • Answers to the most common questions, issues and problems with the election equipment in the previous election;
  • Questions and answer period to clarify any other concerns that arose in the previous election.

Training Class Schedule

Both New Poll Worker Training Classes and Returning Poll Worker Refresher Training Classes will be held at the Porter County Expo Center to assure social distancing practices. There will be morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes available. You will be provided with information about dates and times after you have been approved as a poll worker.