May 2014

Welcome to the 2014 Primary Election

Thank you for volunteering!

The Primary Election is just around the corner and information in this newsletter should help you in preparation for Election Day! Thank you again for your commitment to Orange County elections.

Neal Kelley
Registrar of Voters

Troubleshooting Equipment

If you encounter a problem with your e-voting equipment please first check your power and data cables. Most issues arise because of incorrect power or data cable connections. When possible troubleshoot at less busy times.

Arriving in the Morning

Election Day is an early start at 6:00 a.m. The Oath of Office should be administered to all poll workers and do not forget to sign the payroll page in the roster! Write "No show" next to any poll worker who did not show up.

Greeting Your Voters

Start with a friendly greeting

The first poll worker a voter encounters is usually the Roster Clerk. It is the responsibility of the Roster Clerk to greet the voter and ask them to state their name and address. Once you find the voter in the roster read back the name - this will make it clear for both of you!

Poll Workers: 3,130   |  VBMs Mailed: 609,648  |  VBMs Returned: 182

Language Assistance Badges

Under federal and state law Orange County supports eight languages in addition to English. It is important that all of our poll workers wear their name badges to identify their language and their name. New for 2014 is the addition of your name badge in your Poll Worker PASS packet. You will find this pre-printed with your name in the packet (as well as a back up in the election supply box). Please remember to wear it proudly!