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Election Technician Frequently Asked Questions

(updated April 17, 2014 3:37 PM )

 

 

 

Do I need to be registered to vote to work as a technician ?

No, you do not need to be a registered voter to work as a technician. However, we encourage you to register to vote if you are eiligible.

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Do I need to be a RI resident to work as a technician?

No, you do not need to be a RI resident to work as a technician. However, you must be either a U.S. Citizen, US Legal Permanant Resident, or otherwise have authorization from the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

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Will I be reimbursed for mileage accrued on my vehicle during election day?

No, you will not be reimbursed for mileage. This expense is covered by the technician salary for the day.

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Will I be reimbursed for meals during election day??

No, you will not be reimbursed for meals. This expense is covered by the technician salary for the day.

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Will I be reimbursed for use of my cellular phone during election day?

No, you will not be reimbursed for use of your cellular phone.This expense is covered by the technician salary for the day.

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How late will I have to work?

The polls in RI close at 8 p.m., at which time the pollworkers begin tabulating the results and processing paperwork. Barring unusual circumstance, the tecnician's shift should be finished by 9 p.m.. However, the Board of Election may require the technician remain later due to an emergency or unusual circumstance, though this is rare.

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Do you allow a technician to work a half-day?

No, if hired the technician must work the entire day, from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m.

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How many polling places will I be assigned to support??

Our goal is to assign 5-7 locations to each technician, all within the same city or town or general vicinity of each other.

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When will I receive my spare equipment and supplies??

You will receive your spare equipment and supplies at the training class.

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When is the training and how long is it?

Training is usually held on the Saturday morning before the election. However, we may offer an additional training date during a weeknight if possible. Training will be approximately 4 hours for new technicians and 2 hours for experienced technicians.

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When will I be paid?

You should receive your pay within 30 days after the election.

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How will I be paid?

You will be paid by check. Your wages will be reported to the IRS on a form W-2.

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