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.

Online Training

Online poll worker training is on-demand, which means it is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Poll Worker Training consists of 12 short courses. Each course consists of a video segment, talking points, and quiz. You may start and stop any segment and return later to complete it. Complete training when it is convenient for you. Training will take approximately 1.5 hours to complete. After you complete a segment, you may revisit it to review any content, including answers to quiz questions, through Election Day.

Training is now closed. (Training will remain open to those volunteers who received special instructions for completing training.) Persons who completed training can still access the learning platform through Election Day to review coursework. Training completed after October 4th will not be accepted (excluding the aforementioned volunteers), and you will not be paid for completing the training.

Resources

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

Quiz

Download and print the Poll Worker Training Quiz if you did not complete online training. Submit the completed quiz after watching the training video.

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.

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.