2020 Primary Training

Following guidance from the CDC, clerk/judge and precinct inspector training classes will now be held online. All previously scheduled in-person classes for those duties have been canceled, but a limited number of in-person classes are available. District supervisor and telephone operator in-person classes are proceeding as scheduled unless circumstances change. Read the full announcement.

Online Training

Election workers will watch a training video at their convenience but must submit a quiz by Friday, April 3rd. The video and quiz will take about one hour to complete. You can pause and return to the video as many times as you would like. Regardless of how long it takes you to complete the quiz, you will receive your full training pay.

How To Access Online Training

  1. If you haven’t already, complete the Respond to Selection Letter form. You must complete it (or return your duty reply slip) and submit a quiz after watching the training video in order to receive your training pay. *Skip this step if you completed a New Election Worker Application.
  2. Download the following materials:
  3. Watch the training video below.
  4. Complete the online quiz (Clerk/Judge | Inspector). During the video, you will be given a password to access the quiz. You may also download and print the quiz for your position (Clerk/Judge | Inspector).

    *You will be redirected to an external page to fill out the form. Having issues accessing the form? Copy-and-paste the following URL into your browser address bar:
    For Clerk/Judge - https://tinyurl.com/DCclerkjudgequiz
    For Inspector - https://tinyurl.com/DCinspectorquiz

If after watching the video you have any questions about training topics, please email your questions to ezorko@votedouglascounty.com or call (402) 444-VOTE (8683). We will respond as quickly as possible.

In-Person Training

The Election Commission is offering a limited number of in-person training classes from March 25th to April 3rd for election workers who do not have access to the internet. All in-person training classes are restricted to 9 people and will be held at the Douglas County Election Commission (map), 12220 W Center Road, Omaha, NE 68144. Classes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and workers must sign up in advance by calling (402) 444-VOTE (8683).

Clerks/judges and inspectors will watch the same training video, but each person will be given a quiz for their particular duty. The video and quiz will take about one hour to complete. A proctor will introduce the video and will be available afterward to answer any questions.

Health & Safety: The Election Commission is implementing measures to minimize the possibility of exposure for attendees. Read about the measures.

March 25th 12:00 PM and 3:30 PM
March 26th - March 27th 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 3:30 PM
March 30th 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM
March 31st - April 3rd 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 3:30 PM

District Supervisor

The Douglas County Election Commission (map) is located at 12220 W Center Road, Omaha, NE 68144.

Mandatory Meeting: All District Supervisors must also attend a mandatory meeting on the day before the election at 5:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Election Commission.

Sign up for a training class (if required for your duty). NOTE: If a training class is full, the class will not appear as an option in the online form.

Telephone Operator

The Douglas County Election Commission (map) is located at 12220 W Center Road, Omaha, NE 68144.

Sign up for a training class (if required for your duty). NOTE: If a training class is full, the class will not appear as an option in the online form.

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.

Poll Worker Safety & COVID-19

Download the Poll Worker Safety Protocols.

Express Vote Setup

Express Vote Setup & Information Guide

Questions

Please contact the Election Board Department at electionboard@votedouglascounty.com or (402) 444-8683 (VOTE).