Poll Worker Training Manual

Lynda Roberts, Registrar of Voters, Elections

Poll Worker Instructions

Instructions for Chief Inspectors, Deputy Inspectors, and Clerks

Each polling place has a Chief Inspector, at least one Deputy Inspector, and at least 2 Clerks. This guide explains their duties.

Questions or problems? Call:
Procedures / Supplies: 415-473-6439
Accuvote or Automark: 415-473-7460 or 415-473-6443

The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day

Index

A. Before Election Day

A. Before Election Day

Chief Inspector Duties

  • Pick up a red Chief bag at the training class. This bag contains: a black Accuvote bag, Polling Place Accessibility Supply bag, and other supplies you will need.

Do not open the sealed portion of the Accuvote bag until Election Day.

  • Use the inventory list in the red bag to make sure your red bag has all the supplies you need.
  • Call your polling place contact (listed on your supply receipt) to make sure you can get into the polling place on Election Day by 6:30 a.m., or earlier.
    Important! Take this person’s contact info with you on Election Day in case you have any problems getting in.
  • Call your Deputy Inspector(s) to tell them what time to meet you at the polling place on Election Day.
  • Charge your county-issued cell phone.
  • On Monday, the day before Election Day, make sure all equipment has been delivered to your polling place by 6 p.m., including:
    • Automark voting machine
    • Voting booths
    • Vote Here Sign
    • Tri-fold sign board
    • Black ballot box
  • Use the inventory list in the black ballot box to make sure you have all the supplies you need.
    (This list is also printed on the Ballot Box Notice in your red bag.)

Deputy Inspector Duties

  • Pick up a black Deputy bag at the training class.
    This bag contains: Ballots, Roster, Street Indexes and other supplies you will need.
  • Use the inventory list in the black bag to make sure your black bag has all the supplies you need.
  • Open your ballot container(s) and count your ballots to make sure the number on the outside label of each ballot container corresponds to the number of ballots on your ballot supply receipt.
  • Write the number of Accuvote ballots that you received on the Ballot Statement, on the front cover of the Roster, Line 1A.
  • Write the number of Automark ballots that you received on the Ballot Statement, Line 1B.
  • Check for matching precinct numbers on the:
    • Roster cover
    • Accuvote ballots
    • ID tag inside the transparent pouches on the front and side of your black bag.
  • Compare the ballot type (BT) on the Accuvote ballots and Automark ballots, and Voter Information Pamphlets to make sure they match.
  • You may receive a Vote-by-Mail Voter List by the Monday before Election Day. If you do, you must update the Roster. Mark “VBM” in red pencil in the Remarks column of the Roster next to the names of all voters whose names are on the Vote-by-Mail Voter List.
  • You may receive a Supplemental List of Voters by the Monday before Election Day. If you do, look for each voter’s name on the Supplemental List in the Roster. If you find the voter’s name, write “SUP” in the Remarks column next to his/her name. Staple this List to the blank page at the front of the Roster, after the cover page. If you receive a Supplemental List, you will also get 2 identical Supplemental Street Index pages. They are to be stapled to the last page of each Street Index.
  • Call the clerks to ask them to be at the polling place by 6:30 a.m. election day, or earlier if needed.

B. Election Day Before The Polls Open

B. Election Day Before The Polls Open

Chief Inspector Duties

  • Take red Chief bag to polling place. Arrive by 6:30 a.m., or earlier if needed.
  • Remove all supplies from the ballot box and set them aside. Use the black rubber-edged key on the red wrist strap to open the ballot box. Make sure the ballot box is empty.
  • Remove the black Accuvote bag from the red bag. Identify the seal number on the lock on the black bag.You must have another poll worker with you, then:
    1. On the ID tag of the black bag, write:
      • The seal number.
      • Your initials.
      • The other poll worker writes his/her initials, too.
    2. Break the seal to open the lock on the bag.
    3. Take the Accuvote scanner out of the bag. Inspect the seals on the front and sides.
      Important! If any seal is broken, call the Elections office immediately.
  • Follow the Accuvote Instructions for Opening on the laminated sheet inside Chief Bag #1 to prepare the Accuvote scanner.
  • Follow the Automark Instructions for Opening on the laminated sheet inside the Automark case to prepare the Automark voting machine.
  • Have each poll worker take the Oath of Allegiance and sign the Oath page of the Roster. Each poll worker must sign that page.
  • If your polling place has two or more precincts, station a clerk near the door to direct voters to their correct voting table.
  • Set up voting room so all poll workers can clearly see the ballot box and voting booths.
  • Connect the voting booth lamps to each other. (All cords must be away from foot traffic.)
  • Follow the instructions in the blue binder inside the Polling Place Accessibility Supply bag to set up supplies, and check if accessibility equipment was installed by our movers. If so, verify that it was done correctly to accommodate voters with disabilities.
  • Set up outside the polling place entrance:
    1. American flag (the blue must be on the left as you look at the flag)
    2. Street Index – one copy
    3. These signs:
      • Polling Place 100'
      • Vote Here
      • Cell Phone sign
      • Voter’s Bill of Rights (English and Spanish)
  • Set up inside the entrance to the polling place:
    • Trifold sign board
    • Welcome sign (ask Deputy{s} if any poll workers speak Spanish or Vietnamese. If so, write those languages spoken on the sign)
    • Translated ballot
  • Turn on your county-issued cell phone.

Deputy Inspector / Clerk Duties

  • Take black Deputy bag to polling place. Arrive at 6:30 a.m., or earlier if needed.
  • Help the Chief Inspector set up the polling place.
  • Give name tags to all poll workers. Ask any poll workers who speak Spanish or Vietnamese to write the non-English language spoken in the text of that language under their name on their name tag. Tell your Chief if either language is spoken by poll workers. The Chief will write the alternate languages spoken on the Welcome sign posted near the voting room entrance.
  • Make sure all poll workers sign the Oath & Stipend page in the Roster.
  • Set up a break schedule for you and your Clerks. Use the Break Schedule Guide in your supply bag. We recommend:
    • 1 meal break (1 to 1½ hours), and
    • 2 (15-minute to ½ hour) breaks.
    • No breaks after 5 p.m.
  • Set up the voting table. (See front of Section C for a diagram.)
  • Train your Clerks - Tell them about their duties. Give each Clerk a job description card and rotate these jobs throughout the day:
    • Help voters sign in on the Roster.
    • Maintain Tally Sheets.
    • Maintain the inside Street Index.
    • Update the outside Street Index every hour from 8 a.m. up to and including 6 p.m.
    • Hand out ballots and secrecy folders.
    • Show new voters how to mark a ballot.
    • Use the Polling Place Table Guide to direct voters to their correct voting table, or
    • Use the Street Guide to find their correct polling place.
    • Help the Deputy Inspector with the Ballot Statement on the Roster cover.
    • Help Chief Inspector and Deputy Inspector set up and break down the polling place.
    • The Chief Inspector may ask a clerk to help deliver the red bag and Accuvote scanner to the receiving center.
    • Make sure that your Clerks follow instructions throughout the day.

C. Voting Room Set Up

C. Voting Room Set Up

Place voting booths so voters have maximum privacy when voting. Remove any trip hazards like throw rugs. Keep floors dry and keep doors unlocked.

Display the flag outside where it’s visible to voters as they approach the polls. The stars of the flag must appear in the upper left corner as voters approach the entrance to the polling place.

Note: If your polling place has two or more precincts, keep the ballots behind your voting table so they don’t get mixed up with the ballots from other voting precincts.

Diagram of a polling place setup

*If the side compartment of the black ballot box is full, use the blue VBM ballot box for VBM ballots, provisional ballots, voted uncounted Accuvote ballots, and voted Automark ballots.

C. Accessible Voting Booth

C. Accessible Voting Booth

Voters with disabilities and elderly voters may use the accessible voting booth. Others may use it too, if it is available.

A clear floor space of 30” X 48” is required by a person in a wheelchair for either a forward or parallel approach to the accessible voting booth.


To set up (and pack): Attach the black leg extenders and extend the legs to the side for wheelchair access. At the end of the day, remove the legs and store with the extenders in the case.


ADA Voting Booth

NOTE: Many voters with disabilities have difficulty standing in line for any length of time. Poll workers may need to help keep their place in line if necessary. Also, if a voter asks to use a chair, poll workers should provide one.

D. When The Polls Open

D. When The Polls Open

Chief Inspector Duties

  • At 7 a.m. announce, “The polls are open.”
  • Show the first voter the Accuvote display screen that shows a zero total.
  • Supervise the polling place.
  • Help voters put their ballots into the Accuvote scanner, and help voters use the Automark as needed.
  • Oversee voter traffic, so that voters form one line, and will know where to go.
  • Keep an eye on the Accuvote scanner and Automark machine to make sure they are working.
  • Make sure the ballot box remains in plain view.
  • Check the voting booths throughout the day. Throw out any campaign literature that voters may have left.
  • Help the Deputy Inspector(s), as needed. They may need you to explain provisional voting, or cover them for breaks.

Deputy Inspector Duties

  • At 7:00 a.m., if a poll worker is missing, follow instructions on pg. 1 of the What to do if guide.
  • Help the Clerks process the voters.
  • Help the Chief Inspector, as needed.
  • Remind the poll workers of the rules below.

Polling Place Rules:

  • Anyone may observe the voting process, including opening and closing the polls. Poll workers must cooperate with poll watchers, unless it interferes with voting or opening/ closing processes.
  • Anyone may look at the Roster, unless it is being used.
  • Only 1 person may go into a voting booth.
    Exceptions: A voter with a disability or a voter who needs language assistance may ask up to 2 people for help. See page 10 of the What to do if… guide. Voters may take their children with them.
  • If there is a line, voters can have no more than 10 minutes in a voting booth.
  • There must be at least 3 poll workers in the polling place at all times.
  • No food or drink on the voting table. Children are not allowed to sit at the voting table.
  • Poll workers must not:
    • Take any breaks after 5 p.m. until closing time.
    • Talk about politics, or talk excessively while voters are voting.
  • Newspapers, radios, TVs or campaign literature are not allowed in the polling place.
  • No campaigning or petition signing within 100 feet of the polls.
  • No exit polling within 25 feet of the polls.
  • Use of Cell phones / Cameras - To preserve privacy, secrecy and quiet at the polls, talking on cell phones is prohibited. No photography or videography is allowed inside or out of the polling place.
  • Exceptions:
    • Voters may take photos of their ballot (a “ballot selfie”) and share it on social media. Poll workers need to make sure “ballot selfies” don’t cause a disruption at the polls.
    • Voters may use their smart phones in the voting booth as a voting aid.
    • Credentialed media may take photos or videos at the polls if it doesn’t interfere with voting or compromise voters’ privacy.

E. Voter Flow

E. Voter Flow (Clerks’ Duties)

At the Door: If your polling place covers two or more precincts, station a clerk at the door with the Polling Place Table Guide to direct voters to the correct voting table. The clerk can also use the Countywide Street Guide to help voters find their correct polling place.

At the Voting Precinct Table:

Roster Clerk

  • Ask for the voter’s name and address.
  • Find the voter’s name in the Roster.
  • Mark an “X” in the box to the left of the voter’s name. (If “Vote by Mail” is printed next to voter’s name, see the What to do if… flip guide for instructions.)
  • Turn the Roster right side up for the voter, and ask the voter to sign next to his/her name.
  • Tell the Street Index Clerk the voter’s cross reference number printed to the left of the voter’s name.
  • Cross off a tally number on the Tally Sheet #1 for each voter who signs the Roster.

Provisional voters:

  • Ask the provisional voter to sign the pink Log of Provisional Voters in the Roster. The voter must not sign any other part of the Roster.
  • Do not cross out a tally number for provisional voters.

Street Index Clerk

  • Cross off a tally number on the Tally Sheet #2 for each voter who signs the Roster
  • Find voter’s cross reference number on the Street Index.
  • Draw a line through the name of each voter on the Street Index who signs the Roster.

Provisional voters:

  • Do not cross off a tally number for provisional voters.
  • Do not line through provisional voters’ name on Street Index.

Ballot Clerk

  • Show new voters how to mark a ballot, using a demonstration ballot, and how to use a secrecy folder.
  • Take one ballot at a time from ballot pad.
  • Tear off the voter stub from the ballot and give it to voter with a: ballot, felt tip pen, and secrecy folder.

Provisional voters:

  • Give provisional voter a ballot and a provisional envelope, and direct to voting booth.

Voters with physical or vision disabilities may want to use the Automark device.

Follow these steps:

  • Write precinct number on Automark envelope.
  • Give Automark ballot and Automark envelope to voter.
  • Ask Chief Inspector to explain the Automark device to voter.
  • After voting, voter puts his/her ballot in Automark envelope, seals envelope, and drops it in side slot of ballot box.

Provisional voters:

  • Give provisional voter an Automark ballot and a provisional envelope instead of Automark envelope, and direct to voting booth.

Voter goes to voting booth.

At the Ballot Box:

Voter or poll worker inserts ballot into Accuvote scanner on the ballot box.

Provisional voters:

Voter or poll worker inserts provisional envelope into side slot of the ballot box.

E. Poll Worker Procedure Chart

E. Poll Worker Procedure Chart

  Voter signs: Tally number: Voted ballot goes to:
Situations: Roster Provisional Log Yes No Accuvote Ballot Box Side Slot Envelope A
Regular Voter X   X   X    
Provisional Voter   X   X   X  
VBM voter drops off ballot       X   X  
Surrendered VBM ballot X   X X   X
(surrendered ballot)*
Spoiled ballot       X     X
Automark voter X   X     X
(in envelope)
 

* The surrendered ballot is the VBM ballot that the voter wants to exchange for a polling place ballot.

F. Common situations

F. Common Situations

Situation: Procedure:
Write-in candidates Keep list of qualified write-in candidates (if any) at the voting table. You may share it with any voter who asks for it.
A voter has died A voter may tell you that another voter has died.
On the Notes About Voter Changes page of the Roster, under the heading “Deceased Voters”: Write the name and address of the deceased voter in the left column. Ask the person notifying of the deceased to print and sign his/her name and write his/her relationship to the deceased in the right column.
A voter’s name is not spelled correctly On the Notes About Voter Changes page of the Roster, under the heading “Voters with Misspelled Name“: Write the name misspelled as shown in the Roster and voter’s address in the left column. Write correct spelling of name in the right column.
Voter’s name is listed twice On the Notes About Voter Changes page of the Roster, under the heading “Voters with Duplicate Names in Roster”: Write the name misspelled as shown in Roster and voter’s address in the left column. Write correct spelling of name in the right column.
A voter has moved On the Notes About Voter Changes page of the Roster, under the heading “Voters who have Moved”: Write the name and address as shown in Roster in the left column. Write new address in the right column.
A voter changed his/her name Ask the voter to fill out a new Voter Registration form. Ask voter to sign Roster with old name and new name in parenthesis (). See the What to do if… guide for more info.
Voter’s name is on the Supplemental List Ask the voter to sign next to his/her name on the Supplemental List.
See p. 2 of the What to do if… guide for more info.
Voter’s name not on Roster or Supplemental List Give the voter a provisional ballot.
See p. 11 of the What to do if… guide for more info.
If the voter signs the Roster but does not vote Put “Did not vote ballot” in the Remarks column, next to the voter’s name on the Roster. Then put the ballot in the side slot of ballot box. On the Exceptions page (inside back cover of the Roster), write the voter’s name and “Did not vote ballot.”
A voter leaves with a ballot Put “Left with ballot” in the Remarks column, next to the voter’s name on the Roster. Also, on the Exceptions page (inside back cover of the Roster), write the voter’s name and “Left with ballot.” If you do not remember the voter’s name, write “A voter left with his/her ballot.”
Make a note on the Exceptions page (inside back cover of the Roster) if: A provisional voter:
  • does not sign Log of Provisional Voters,
  • signs the Roster, or
  • puts his/her ballot into the Accuvote scanner
A Vote-by-Mail Voter:
  • dropped off voted ballot, but signed the Roster.

F. Emergency Evacuations

F. Emergency Evacuations

Follow these steps if there is an emergency at your polling place:

  • If someone’s life may be in danger, call 911.
  • If there is a fire or other situation that makes the polling place dangerous, ask everyone in the polling place to leave.
  • Call the elections office on your cell phone to describe your situation.
  • Do not use elevators, unless police or firefighters tell you to.

Help people with disabilities, including:

Vision Problems

  • Ask:
    • “Can I show you how to get out?”
    • “Do you want to hold onto my arm?”
  • If you are not able to help the person,
    • Find someone who can, or
    • Tell the person how to get out. Use the words “left, right, back, forward.” Say how far the distances are. Remind them not to use the elevator.

Hearing Problems

  • Get the person’s attention by touch or eye contact.
  • Use hand motions or handwriting to explain what is happening.
  • Point to the safest exit, or show the person how to get out using an evacuation map.

Mobility Problems

  • Make sure there are uncluttered, open exit routes.
  • If someone is not able to leave, move him/her to a safer place, such as a stairwell or an office with a closing door. Tell the police or firefighters as soon as you can where this person is.

If someone is in danger, and there is no safe place for them to wait, get that person out immediately. If possible try to take the person’s crutches, wheelchairs, or walkers with you.

G. Closing The Polls

G. Closing The Polls

Chief Inspector Duties – Shut down voting equipment

At 8 p.m. say out loud, “The polls are closed.” Also say, “All voters who are in line now will be able to vote.”

After the last voter has finished voting, work with one team member to:

  • Shut down the Accuvote scanner. Follow the Accuvote Instructions for Closing on the laminated instruction sheet in Chief Bag #1.
  • Pack the Accuvote scanner in the black Accuvote bag.
  • Give the Deputy the number of voted ballots for the precinct from the Accuvote Results Tape to write on Line 6 of the Roster Ballot Statement. (If your polling place covers more than one precinct, the tape will show results for each precinct.) See Deputy’s Duties, Number 7 below.
  • Sign Accuvote Results Tapes. Post one copy of the results tape on the door outside your polling place and put the other copy into the Results Tape Envelope. Put it into Envelope C. Do not post the results tape if less than 10 ballots were counted by the Accuvote machine. Instead, write the number of ballots cast on a sheet of paper and post it outside the polling place.
  • Shut down the Automark machine. Follow the AutoMark Instructions for Closing on the laminated instruction sheet in the AutoMark case. Be sure to put the headphones, keys and power cord back into the case.
  • Remove ballots from the ballot box, count them and give numbers of each type of ballot to Deputy for Ballot Statement. See Section H, Numbers 1-4, for instructions.

If a court order is issued to extend voting hours, our office will officially notify you by phone or via a roving inspector. Anyone who votes during the extended timeframe must vote a provisional ballot. Poll workers must keep these ballots separately from ballots voted before 8 p.m., and mark the “other” bubble on the provisional envelope, and then write, “voted after 8 p.m.”



Deputy’s Duties - Account for unused and spoiled ballots. Record number of voters who signed Roster.

At 8 p.m. when the polls close (after the last voter has voted), the Deputy must:

  1. Assign closing duties to the clerks:
    • Pack up all voting booths
    • Take down the flag, outside copy of Street Index, posters and signs.
    • Bring in the Vote Here stand-up sign.
    • Help the Chief close the Accuvote
    • Help pack up supplies
  2. Unused Accuvote Ballots
    • Count all unused Accuvote Ballots. Write that number on the Ballot Statement, Line 2A.
    • Write that same number on the seal for the unused Accuvote ballots.
    • Sign the seal and seal the unused ballots in their original cartons. (If you run out of cartons, you may put the unused ballots in the extra plastic bag.)
    • Put the cartons of unused ballots into the black Deputy bag.
  3. Unused Automark Ballots
    • Count all unused Automark ballots that are in Deputy Bag 1 (plastic bag). Write that number on the Ballot Statement, Line 2B and on the seal for Deputy Bag 1.
    • Sign the seal and seal Deputy Bag 1.
    • Put Deputy Bag 1 inside the black Deputy bag.
  4. Add 2A and 2B. Write the total on the Ballot Statement, Line 2.
  5. Spoiled Ballots
    • Count all spoiled ballots that are in Envelope A. Write that number on the Ballot Statement, Line 3. (Do not include the VBM ballots that were surrendered.)
    • Put Envelope A into the black Deputy bag.
  6. Signatures on the Roster
    • Look at your tally sheet, and write the last number crossed off on the Ballot Statement, Line 8.
  7. Voted Ballots for Your Precinct
    • The Chief will read the Accuvote Results Tape and say how many voted ballots there are for your precinct.
    • Write that number on the Ballot Statement, Line 6.
  8. See, “H. Closing the polls – Chief and Deputy Duties

H. Closing The Polls

H. Closing The Polls

Chief and Deputy duties – account for voted ballots. Complete the Ballot Statement

Chief:

  • Open Door 1 of the ballot box.
    • Remove the voted Accuvote ballots and pack them in their original carton/s.
    • Sign the seal and seal the carton/s.
    • Put the carton/s in the red Chief bag.
  • Open Door 2 of the ballot box.
    • Take out and count the following 4 types of ballots.
    • Have your Deputy nearby to write your numbers on the Ballot Statement.
  1. Voted Uncounted Accuvote Ballots
    • Count any voted uncounted Accuvote ballots that were in Door 2 of the ballot box. (These are voted ballots that did not go through the scanner.)
    • Tell the Deputy how many you counted.
    • The Deputy writes that number on:
      • The Ballot Statement, Line 4A, and on
      • Envelope C, on the label.
    • Put all of these ballots in Envelope C – not with the regular voted ballots!
  2. Voted Automark Ballots
    • Count any voted Automark ballots.
    • Tell the Deputy how many you counted.
    • The Deputy writes that number on:
      • The Ballot Statement, Line 4B, and on
      • Envelope C, on the label.
    • Put all of these ballots in Envelope C.
  3. Provisional Ballots
    • Count the number of voted Provisional Ballots.
    • Tell the Deputy how many you counted.
    • The Deputy writes that number on:
      • The Ballot Statement, Line 5, and on
      • Envelope C, on the label.
    • Put all voted Provisional Ballots into Envelope C.
    • Sign the seal and seal Envelope C. Put it into the red Chief’s Bag.
  4. Vote-by-Mail (VBM) Ballots
    • Count the all VBM ballots from the ballot box and the blue VBM box.
    • Tell the Deputy how many you counted.
    • The Deputy writes that number on the Envelope VBM label.
    • Pack all VBM ballots into the VBM Envelope.
    • Sign the seal and seal the VBM Envelope. Put it into the red Chief Bag.

Deputy:

Add lines 2-6 on the Ballot Statement. Write that number on Line 7. Do not worry if your Ballot Statement numbers don’t balance. The Elections Office will recount everything.
Sign the front cover of roster, then complete and sign the Certificate of Number of Voters Voting and the Certificate of Performance on the inside back cover of roster.


Chief and Deputy Duties

Deputy

  1. Put these things in Envelope B:
    • Roster, street indexes, and tally sheets
    • Completed voter registration forms
  2. Sign and seal Envelope B, then put it in the red Chief bag.

Chief

  1. Your red Chief bag is now packed.
  2. Next, you and one of your poll workers must go to your Receiving Center with:
    • The black Accuvote bag, and
    • Your red Chief bag

The Receiving Center address is on your red bag.

Deputy

  1. 1Make sure your supplies are packed in the correct container. See Section I for a description of where things should go.
  2. Clean up the polling place. Turn off the lights, and lock the door when you leave.
  3. Leave these things inside the polling place. The movers will pick them up on Wednesday, the day after the election:
    • Your black Deputy bag (packed with supplies, see Section I)
    • Black ballot box (packed with supplies, see Section I)
    • Voting booths
    • Automark voting machine
    • Tri-fold sign board
    • Vote Here sign, and
    • BallotCall (if one was delivered to your polling place)
  4. Leave these things outside the polling place. The movers will pick them up on election night:
    • Polling place accessibility equipment (ramps, signs, cones, etc.)

Please finish your closing duties and deliver the voted ballots and Accuvote to the Receiving Center within 1 hour after the polls close so that the public can get the results of the election as quickly as possible.

Thank you for working at the polls and for a job well done!

I. Packing Up

I. Packing Up

Chief Inspector Duties

Use the laminated closing guide for Accuvote bag to make sure all items are packed.

Accuvote Bag

  • Accuvote machine
  • Chief Bag #1
  • Chief Bag #2
  • Chief Bag #3

Use the laminated closing guide for Chief’s red bag to make sure all items are packed.
When you recorded the ballots (explained on top of Section H), you already packed the red bag.

Red Bag

  • (Sealed) cardboard boxes with voted ballots
  • (Sealed) Envelope VBM
  • (Sealed) Envelope B
  • (Sealed) Envelope C

Take the Red Bag and the Accuvote Bag to the Receiving Center right away! The address is on the ID tag inside the transparent pouch on the front of the red bag. You must bring another poll worker with you to the receiving center.

After you drop off the red bag and Accuvote bag, you may have to go back to the polling place to supervise the final closing. Check with your Deputy Inspectors to see if they need your help.


Deputy Inspector Duties

Use the laminated closing guide for black Deputy bag to make sure all items are packed.

Black Deputy Bag

  • (Sealed) cardboard boxes (or plastic bags) with unused Accuvote ballots.
  • (Sealed) Deputy Bag #1
  • Deputy Bag #2
  • Deputy Bag #3
  • Envelope A

Use the laminated closing guide for black ballot box to make sure all items are packed.

Black Ballot Box

  • Flag
  • Extension cords
  • Signs
  • Accessibility supplies bag
  • Empty VBM ballot box
  • Secrecy folders
  • Demonstration ballot pads
  • Street Guide
  • Ballot Box Bag #1
  • Ballot Box Bag #2

Leave the following items inside the polling place: Black Deputy bag, black ballot box, Automark machine, voting booths, tri-fold sign board, “Vote Here” stand up sign, and BallotCall (if one was delivered to your polling place). Our movers will pick them up on Wednesday, the day after the election.

Leave the following items outside the polling place: Accessibility equipment (i.e.: ramps, cones, signs, etc.) set up outside polling place. Our movers will pick them up on election night.