Supervisor of elections recruiting poll workers for primary and general elections

Orientation sessions to begin later this month; no appointments necessary

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The Sarasota County elections office is inviting registered voters in the county to become part of its Election Day team, Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner has announced.

In preparation for the Aug. 28 Primary and Nov. 6 General Election, his office is recruiting new poll workers and has scheduled the following countywide orientation sessions for anyone who would like to explore the opportunity, a news release explains:

  • Monday, April 23, 3:30 p.m.: Fruitville Library, located at 100 Coburn Road in Sarasota.
  • Friday, April 27, 11 a.m.: Jacaranda Library, located at 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd. in Venice.
  • Wednesday, May 2, 2 p.m.: Gulf Gate Library, located at 7112 Curtiss Ave. in Sarasota.
  • Friday, June 22, 11 a.m.: Selby Library, located at 1331 FirstSt. in Sarasota.
  • Wednesday, July 11, 3:30 p.m.: North Port Library, located at 13800 Tamiami Trail in North Port.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 5, 5 p.m.: Fruitville Library, located at 100 Coburn Road in Sarasota.

“If you are registered to vote in Sarasota County and would like to serve your community while helping to maintain the integrity of the electoral process, we are looking for you,” Turner said in the release. “No appointment is necessary; just show up at any one of the scheduled sessions listed above to learn more about this exciting opportunity,” he added.

To complete the hiring process, an applicant will need his or her Social Security card and a valid Florida Driver License, the release explains.

Poll workers, who must be registered Sarasota County voters, can earn from $150 to $260 per election — depending upon the position they are assigned — for training and working, the release points out.

For more information, contact or visit the elections office website at