Richmond Office

101 W. Main St. 

Richmond, KY 40475

(859) 624-4703

8a.m. - 4:30p.m.

Berea Office

304 Chestnut St. 

Berea, KY 40403

(859) 986-1460

8a.m. - 4:30p.m.

An Election Officer is a very important person who works at the polling location on Election Day. Their number one priority is to ensure that voting is conducted in a fair and orderly manner. Each Election officer is paid $25.00 for attending the mandatory training class and $125.00 for working the Election Day. 

If you are interested in becoming an Election Officer you must fill out the Election Officer Application Form online before each and every election. If you don't have access to a computer, you may stop by the Richmond Office location and fill one out in person. Annually, Election Officers that have previously served will receive reminder letters to work the upcoming election. These letters also contain information about the mandatory Election School, dates and times. 

It is mandatory that you attend a 2-3 hour long training class before each election to serve as an election officer. 

We do not guarantee any polling location, precinct, or position. Once you have taken the oath of office you must be willing to serve where you are placed. We will make every effort to place you in a vacancy closest to your home. 

Please read the requirements below to see if you qualify:

  1. an election officer must be a qualified Democrat or Republican voter in the precinct in which he/she serves unless appointed as an alternate. An alternate must be a registered voter in the county.                                                                        -Registered 17 year olds may serve in the Primary Election if they will be 18 years old on or before the day of the General Election

  2.  an election officer cannot have changed party affiliation for one year prior to appointment KRS 117.45 (9)

  3. an election officer must be able to read and write in English

  4. an election officer must attend training sessions required by the Madison County Board of Elections before each Primary or General Election

  5. an election officer cannot be a candidate for office during the election year

  6. an election officer cannot be the spouse, parent, brother, sister or child of a candidate who is to be voted for at the election in the precinct in which the election officer will serve on Election Day 

  7. an election officer must be able to work from 5:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or until the polls close, to stand for long periods of time and lift up to 25 pounds. 

  8. an election officer must have transportation to election training to the precinct on Election Day 

By submitting the following form you are confirming that you've read and will comply with the above Election Officer Placement Guidelines and Requirements. 

How to Become an Election Officer