Adopt a Polling Place Program
"Share Your Day....and Your Pay" -
A Fundraising Project
Johnson County organizations and businesses are invited to join the election worker team by adopting a polling place for Election Day.
At each adopted polling place, your team can earn money for the fundraising project of your organization, employee fund, or charitable organization. Money is based on the number of people signed up for one 13-hour day. An additional $15 per person will be paid to each person who attends a three-hour training session. Following the election, team members would donate their earnings to your organization's fundraising project.
Your participation in this partnership will promote civic responsibility, support the democratic process, and earn dollars for your group! View election dates here 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016).
The following information provides detail information about the program including a brief description of election worker duties and responsibilities.
The first step to participate in the program is to complete the Organization Response Form. Please forward this form to our office as soon as possible.
The second step is to distribute the Election Worker Response Form to the interested members of your organization/group and review the below. Again, they should complete the form and return it to our office as soon as possible.
If your group wishes to be assigned to a specific location or to work with specific team members, please be sure to note that on the response form under "comments."
To learn more about this project or if you have questions, please contact us at (913) 782-3441, select option 4 from greeting, ext. 56814 or ext. 56836.
Election Worker General Information
- Resident of Johnson County, Kansas
- Registered to vote at current address
- Complete three (3) hours of training
- Available for the complete day
- Supervising Judges: $135.00 a day
- Election Workers: $110.00 a day
- Training Session: $15.00
- Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- All election workers report to their assigned work site on Election Day no later than 6:00 a.m. to prepare for 7:00 a.m. opening of the polls.
- For Presidential Elections only, election workers report at 5:00 a.m. for the 6:00 a.m. opening of the polls.
- Following the close of the polls at 7:00 p.m., all election workers assist the supervising judge in closing down the polling site.
- Election Boards are responsible for the election process at each polling place.
- Election Boards are comprised of a Supervising Judge and a minimum of 2 Election Workers.
- All election workers are required to complete three hours of training.
- The Supervising Judge is the person in charge of the polling place and is responsible for the operation of the polling place.
- On the Monday preceding the election, the Supervising Judge picks up election supplies at Election Office, reviews the Supervising Judge Procedure notebook, enters the name of Monday morning advance voters in Registration Book, calls the assigned election workers to confirm that each one will report on Election Day at 6:00 a.m. and notifies the Election Office of any prospective absences.
- On Election Day, the Supervising Judge assigns the duties to the Election Board. All election workers arrange the polling place to receive voters and post all signs. The Supervising Judge officially opens the polls and manages the processing of voters.
- On Election Night, the Supervising Judge officially closes the polls by closing the doors to the polls at 7:00 p.m. but allows all voters who are in line at 7:00 p.m. to have the opportunity to vote. Following the printing of the Results Tape and removal of the PC Cards from voting machines, the Supervising Judge directs the designated driver to promptly deliver the PC cards to the assigned Drop-off Site. After the polling place materials have been secured, the Supervising Judge delivers the black supply suitcase promptly to the assigned Drop-off Site.
- Election Workers assist the Supervising Judge and share responsibility for the operation of the polling site.
- They greet voters, assist at registration book and card encoder machine, accompany each voter to a voting machine, verify Voter Receipt information, collect Voter Cards and issue "I Voted" Stickers.
- Following the close of the polls at 7:00 p.m., all election workers assist the Supervising Judge in closing the polling site.
Adopt a Polling Place Participants
The Election Office appreciates the organizations that have participated as members of the Adopt a Polling Place program to date:
- Aldersgate United Methodist Church Sunday School
- American Association of University Women
- American Century Investments
- Asbury Methodist Men's Breakfast Group
- Beta Sigma Phi - Laureate Beta Iota Chapter
- Beta Sigma Phi - XI Theta Omega
- Breakpointe Community Church
- Catholic Charities - Mother-to-Mother
- Cherokee Christian Church
- Children's Miracle Network
- Community of Christ - Lenexa
- Court Services
- Crossroads Church, RCA
- Cub Scout Pack #3280, Maranatha Acadamey
- District Attorney's Office - Feed the Need
- Greater Kansas City Needlepoint Guild
- Harvest Ridge Covenant Church
- Heartland Cosmopolitan Club
- Heritage Ridge Covenant Church
- International Association of Administrative Professionals
- Kiwanis - College Boulevard
- Kiwanis - Merriam
- Kiwanis - Old Mission
- Kiwanis - Overland Park
- Knights of Columbus #11126 - Good Shepherd
- League of Women Voters
- Leawood United Methodist Women
- Lenexa Historical Society
- Lenexa Masonic Lodge #135
- Lions Club - Leawood
- Lions Club - Shawnee
- Merriam Christian Church
- Military Officers Association of America
- NEA - Shawnee Mission
- Olathe Business and Professional Women's Organization
- Olathe District Schools - Retired Employee Association
- Old Mission Methodist Church - Pathfinders
- Optimist Club - Blue Valley
- Optimist Club - Olathe Clockwinders
- Optimist Club - Merriam
- Overland Park Noon Lion's Club
- Prairie Center Church of God
- Shriner's - Abdallah Oriental Band
- Shawnee Mission Northwest Drumline
- Shawnee Mission Pilot Club
- Shughart, Thomson and Kilroy Law Associates
- VFW #6654 - De Soto
- Village Presbyterian Church
- Wal Mart Distribution Center
- West Lenexa SDA Church
- Zonta of Johnson County
Partner in Democracy Participants
The members of the Partner in Democracy program participate in the election process by providing
the use of their facilities as polling places and other courtesies. The Election Office appreciates
the organizations that have participated as members of the Partner in Democracy program to date:
- Boardroom Barbeque Restaurant
- City of Overland Park
- Denny's Restaurant
- Krispy Kreme Donuts
- Leona Yarbrough's Restraurant
- Old Chicago Restaurant
- Ranch Mart Shopping Center
- Reece & Nichols
Last Updated: December 14, 2012 1:56 PM