Election Officials

The City Clerk's Office is responsible for planning and administering City elections. The City's Regular Election is conducted on the first Tuesday in October.  In order to administer an election, the City needs election officials to work the precincts on the day of the election. 

As an Election Official you are ensuring your family, friends and neighbors can vote with ease on Election Day, while helping to safeguard the process so all Bethel residence have the confidence in the results. 


What are the Benefits of Being an Election Official? 

You can earn extra cash

You get to serve your community

You have an opportunity to meet new people

You can learn about the election process

Working as an Election Official looks great on Resumes

Have an opportunity to fulfill your civic duty


What do Precinct Officials do? 

As a Precinct Official, you will work at one of the City's two polling places. Election Officials set up supplies and voting equipment, assist voters, verify their registration, issue ballots and manage crowds. Precinct Officials are assigned to positions based on their strengths, interests, and experience.


How Much can You Earn as an Election Official? 

Election Officials are paid by the hour for training, setting up supplies and working on Election Day. Depending on your job assignment and your experience you could earn between $13 and $17 per hour. 


What are the Qualifications to Become a Precinct Official?  

  • Must be registered to vote in Bethel (or become registered if eligible)
  • May not be a candidate or relative of a candidate in the election
  • May not be an elected government official, hold office with a political party or be a manager or treasurer for a candidate or political party
  • Receive election training in advance of serving as an Election Official 


What are the Requirements of Election Officials? 

  • Must have reliable transportation to and from the polling place
  • Must work all day on Election day (7:30 a.m. to approximately 9 p.m.)
  • Must assist with the setup of election supplies and voting equipment on the Monday evening before Election Day
  • Must not promote or discuss any candidate, political party, policy or cause while working on Election Day
  • Must work on Election Day in order to receive payment for attending training