Training & Resources

The Douglas County Election Commission prepares all election workers to properly and fairly administer elections. All election workers receive training and, for some positions, resources to study beforehand and reference during the election. The following positions must complete training in advance of Election Day:

  • Clerks and Judges (online)
  • Inspectors (online)
  • District Supervisors (online and in-person)
  • Telephone Operators (in-person)

All other positions will receive training the day of your assignment at your worksite.

Online Poll Worker Training

2021 City Primary and General Elections: Two elections, one training. Election workers are expected to serve both city elections. Clerks, Judges, Inspectors, and District Supervisors must complete online poll worker training by Sunday, February 28th.

Unsure whether or not you need to complete training? All election workers must complete the Respond to Selection Letter form online at www.votedouglascounty.com under the Election Worker menu. You will be given information about any required training.

Online training opens February 3rd and closes February 28th at 11:59 p.m. If you do not complete training before the deadline, you (1) cannot be assigned to a polling place and (2) will not be paid for training. Online training will reopen when assignment letters are mailed, so workers may review courses.

Poll Worker Training consists of 12 short online courses. Each course consists of a video segment, quiz, and talking points. You must complete the courses in order. Training will take approximately 1.5 hours to complete. If you have not already done so, complete the Respond to Selection Letter form online at www.votedouglascounty.com under the Election Worker menu.

Online training is on-demand, which means it is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may start and stop at any point and return later to complete it. Complete training when it is convenient for you. After you complete a course, you may revisit it to review any content, including answers to quiz questions.

Download the Poll Worker Training insert. It has information about training, including step-by-step instructions to access online training.

Resetting Your Password

If you have forgotten your password, you may reset it using one of the methods below:

Option 1. Click "Forgot your password?".

Enter your username or email address. You should receive an email from "dotcomm" or "noreply@talentlms.com". Be sure to check your spam/junk folder. If you do not find the email, then we may not have a current email address on file for you, and you must do Option 2.

Option 2. Contact the Election Commission.

You may reach us at electionboard@votedouglascounty.com or (402) 444-VOTE (8683). We will respond during our regular hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please allow 1-2 business days for us to respond.

Resources

The Douglas County Election Commission provides materials and other information to election workers, so they can administer elections properly and fairly.

Election Manual

An Election Manual is provided to each poll worker at training and each precinct on Election Day. The manual contains detailed instructions for each poll worker position and covers basic procedures, such as setting up the polling place, assembling voting booths, processing voters, and closing the polls. It also addresses how to handle specific problems or questions that may be asked during Election Day. We highly recommend poll workers familiarize themselves with the manual. Most issues and questions on Election Day can be answered by the manual.

*The Election Manual is available to download approximately 6 weeks prior to each election.

Since the start of the pandemic in February 2020, the Douglas County Election Commission has developed and implemented safety procedures and protocols to ensure the safety of election workers and voters across the county.

Express Vote Setup

Express Vote Setup & Information Guide

Questions

If you have questions or experience issues accessing training, please contact the Election Board Department at (402) 444-8683 (VOTE) or electionboard@votedouglascounty.com. For those completing training online, you can also send a message through the training platform.