Precinct Election Official

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What does a Precinct Election Official do? 

The duties of each precinct are shared among 3 to 6 officials depending on the expected number of voters at the polling place for a particular election. The responsibilities include:

  • Set up polling place before the polls open
  • Set up the voting equipment
  • Register new persons to vote
  • Operate various pieces of equipment that tabulate votes, verify voter qualifications, and assist disabled voters to cast ballots
  • Complete paperwork and clean up and close polling area

Does this sound like the perfect opportunity for you? To apply to be a Poll Worker, please call 641-939-8108 or email Auditor Pieters!

When are elections held? 

Elections are always held on a TUESDAY.

  • CITY/SCHOOL Elections are held on the first Tuesday in November in odd-numbered years. Polls are usually open 7AM to 8 PM.
  • PRIMARY Elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June of even numbered years. Polls are open 7AM to 8PM statewide.
  • GENERAL Elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even numbered years. Polls are open 7AM to 8PM statewide. 
  • SPECIAL Elections may be called at anytime during the year and are held on Tuesday.


  1. Requirements 
  2. Training
  3. Compensation
  • Registered to vote in Hardin County.
  • Be affiliated with the Republican or Democratic Party, although a small number of persons not affiliated with either of those parties may be appointed. 
  • Not be closely related to any opposed candidate on the ballot.
  • Have energy and stamina.
  • Have good reading and listening skills. 
  • Enjoy people and service to others. 
  • Willing to attend required training class. 
  • Willing to accept a small payment for a BIG service! 
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    Jolene Pieters

    Auditor

  2. Auditor's Office

    Physical Address
    1215 Edgington Avenue
    Suite 1
    Eldora, IA 50627

    Phone: 641-939-8108
    Fax: 641-939-8223