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 on Election Day:

The following assigned duties must complete training by the due date stated in their Selection Letter and listed under Important Dates.

  • Clerk/Judge/*Greeter (online)
  • Inspectors (online)
  • *Assistant Inspector (online)
  • District Supervisors (online and in-person)
  • Telephone Operators (in-person)
*This duty typically only serves elections with expected high voter turnout.

All other assigned duties will receive training the day of their assignment at their worksite.

Do I need to complete training for every election? Yes. While many procedures stay the same, each election has unique circumstances. In order to be qualified to work, all election workers must complete training prior to each election.

Online Poll Worker Training

The Clerks/Judges/*Greeters who serve at a polling place, the Inspectors and *Assistant Inspectors who supervise and assist them, and the District Supervisors who oversee a group of polling places all play an important role in ensuring the voting process is properly and fairly administered, which is why they are required to complete Poll Worker Training before each and every election. *This position typically serves elections with expected high voter turnout.

Online Poll Worker Training must be completed by the date stated in your selection letter (and listed under Important Dates). Immediately after training closes, the assignment process begins. You cannot be assigned to a polling place if you fail to complete training by the due date. If a drafted worker fails to complete training, they cannot be assigned to a polling place and are in violation of state statute.

Online 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 training is on-demand, which means it is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may start and stop any segment and return later to complete it. Complete training when it is convenient for you. After you complete a segment, 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.

*The Poll Worker Training insert will be available approximately 2-3 months prior to each election.

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 "". 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 or (402) 444-8683 (VOTE). 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.


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

Election Manual

The Election Manual is available online to poll workers prior to Election Day and at 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


If you have questions or experience issues accessing training, please contact the Election Board Department at (402) 444-8683 (VOTE) or