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.

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Training

Training is provided for all election workers. Poll workers, district supervisors, and telephone operators must attend a training class prior to Election Day. (Poll workers are election workers assigned to a polling place: clerks, judges, inspectors, and for elections with expected higher voter turnout, greeters and assistant inspectors.) All other election workers are trained on the day of their assignment at their worksite.

Duty Class
Length

Clerk/Judge & Greeter 2 Hours
Inspector & Assistant Inspector 2.5 Hours
District Supervisor 2 Hours
Telephone Operator 2 Hours

Poll workers and district supervisors are given an overview of the entire election process, receive a copy of the Election Manual, and can ask questions about the upcoming election. Learn more about the Election Manual.

Class Schedules

Poll workers, district supervisors, and telephone operators must attend a training class prior to Election Day. All other election workers are trained on the day of their assignment at their worksite. 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.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM District Supervisor
Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM District Supervisor
Saturday, May 2, 2020 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Telephone Operator
Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Telephone Operator

Clerk/Judge, Greeter, Inspector, and Assistant Inspector Classes

The Comfort Inn & Suites (map) is located at 7007 Grover Street, Omaha, NE 68106. Parking and entrance are located on the south side of the venue. (Download a parking map.) Check-in will begin 30 minutes prior to each class. Do not arrive any earlier than 30 minutes prior to class time.

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.

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.

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

Questions

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