Early Voting Poll Worker Information

Early Voting Locations

The below listed locations are the standard early voting locations for Pulaski County, and are subject to change for each election (verify by checking the Early Voting Schedule posted for the election).

Main Site Location

  • EV1 Pulaski Regional Building 501 West Markham Little Rock

Offsite Locations

  • EV2 Sue Cowan Williams Library 1800 S. Chester, Little Rock

  • EV3 Dee Brown Library 6325 Baseline Road, Little Rock

  • EV4 Roosevelt Thompson Library 38 Rahling Circle, Little Rock

  • EV5 William F. Laman Library 2801 Orange Street, N Little Rock

  • EV6 Jacksonville Community Center 5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville

  • EV7 Jess Odom Community Center 1100 Edgewood Drive, Maumelle

  • EV8 Jack Evans Senior Citizen Center 2301 Thornhill Drive, Sherwood

  • EV9 Sidney S. McMath Library 2100 John Barrow Rd., Little Rock


Early Voting Schedules


Poll Workers report to their early voting site at the time specified by the Chief Judge, which will be before the opening time listed below. Also, Poll Workers work until the last person in line at closing time votes, and all closing procedures are followed after the site closes each evening.

  • May Preferential Primary/Nonpartisan Judicial General Election and November General Election Schedule

  • Early Voting begins fifteen days prior to the Elections

Main Site

  • Monday through Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • Both Saturdays – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Monday before the Election – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Offsite

  • Monday through Friday – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • Both Saturdays – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Closed the Monday before the Election

  • Annual School Election, Special Elections, and Runoff Election Schedule

  • Early Voting begins seven days prior

Main Site

  • Tuesday through Monday before the Election–8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • No Saturday Voting

Offsite

  • Tuesday through Friday – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Closed the Monday before the Election

  • No Saturday Voting


Poll Worker Qualifications

  • Must be qualified electors of this state

  • Must be residents of the precincts in which they serve at the time of their appointment unless the county board determines unanimously that it is impossible to obtain qualified Poll Workers from the precincts, in which case they may be qualified county residents

  • Must not have been found guilty or pled guilty or nolo contendere to the violation of any election law of this state

  • Must not be paid employees of any political party

  • Must not be paid employees of any person running for office

  • Must not be a candidate for any office to be filled at an election at which they shall serve

  • Must not be married to or related within the second degree of consanguinity to any candidate running for office in the current election


Selection of Poll Workers

Each member of the Commission is entitled to make Poll Worker appointments based on several factors:

  • Experience

  • Availability

  • Willingness to Serve

  • Training

  • Attendance

  • Party Affiliation


Poll Worker Training

  • Poll Workers are Required to attend, unless otherwise instructed

  • Notification of training will be sent with your letter of appointment

  • Poll Workers will be compensated for the Preferential Primary/Nonpartisan Judicial Election Training, ONLY if they attend the training AND work at the Election (State law requires the State Board of Election Commissioners to fund the training)


Job Responsibilities of Poll Workers

The Pulaski County Board of Election Commissioners (PCEC) appoints Poll Workers for each election.  All workers are Poll Workers, but separate duties are assigned by the Chief Judge to facilitate the process.  The “titles” assigned to workers allow for the designation of specific duties.

Chief Judge

  • Attends Training and extra pre-election instructional meetings if offered

  • Inspects the Early Vote Site before early voting begins for possible problems and contacts the Election Commission Office if any problems exist so they can be resolved before early voting begins

  • Sets up the Early Vote Site before the first day of early voting (if possible)

  • Assigns duties to the other Poll Workers

  • Administers the oath of office to all other Poll Workers and witnesses the signatures of all Poll Workers on the oath form

  • Makes sure workers are trained and know their jobs

  • Resolves voter problems

  • Handles provisional ballots

  • Locks the door at closing time and announces that the polls are closed

  • Directs the securing of all materials so no further voting will occur after closing (for voters who are not in line at closing time)

  • Responsible for all necessary forms being completed

  • Transports Election Materials to the Election Commission Office at the end of early voting

Traffic Controller Clerk

  • Attends Training

  • Reviews procedures in manual before the first day of Early Voting

  • Direct and assist voters as they enter the Early Vote Site

  • Instructs voter to complete the Early Vote Request Form after they give the form to the voter

  • Direct the voter to the Address Change Clerk if they need to change their address

  • Address Change Clerk

  • Attends Training

  • Reviews procedures in manual before the first day of Early Voting

  • Calls the Voter Registration Office (County Clerk’s Office) with the voter’s new address, before the voter goes to the Computer Clerk, if possible

Computer Clerks

  • Attends Training

  • Reviews procedures in manual prior to the first day of Early Voting

  • Authorizes Voters

  • Records that the voter has voted by following the iPower Software Procedures for Early Voting

  • Writes the voter’s ballot information on the Early Vote Request Form

Activator Clerks

  • Attends Training

  • Reviews procedures on the EV iVotronic Cheat Sheet (Form 101) prior to the first day of Early Voting

  • Responsible for equipment operation and troubleshooting

  • Operates the voting devices during voting

  • Notifies the Chief Judge of voting machine malfunctions

  • Activates the iVotronic Touch Screen with the PEB and ensures voters complete their vote by pressing the VOTE button before leaving the booth

  • Gives the Voter an “I Voted Sticker”

Early Vote Area Manager

There are two Early Vote Area Managers; one is assigned to all of the Early Vote Sites North of the River and the other Area Manager is assigned to all of the Early Vote Sites South of the River

  • Attends training

  • Provides assistance for the iVotronic if needed (changing paper rolls, troubleshooting, etc.)

  • Visits early vote sites throughout the day

  • Delivers supplies to Early Vote Sites

  • Remains in their designated area and “on call” during Early Voting

  • Transports payroll sheets to each early vote site for signatures of the Poll Workers


For more information on becoming a poll worker, please call the Pulaski County Election Commission at 340-8383