Training & Resources

The Douglas County Election Commission prepares all election workers to properly and fairly administer elections. All election workers receive in-person training and, for some positions, resources to study beforehand and reference during the election.

2020 Statewide Presidential General Election: Training information for those selected to work the election will be available after August 26th.

Online Training

Election workers will watch a training video at their convenience and must submit a quiz. 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.

In-Person Training

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.

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).