Training11032020


Poll Worker Online Training Page for the November 3, 2020 General Election           

Updated 10/4/20 at 10:30pm

Below are some informational documents that the state has provided to the counties and an Ellis County Press Release. 

Press Release for Ellis County Health Protocols for Voters

Election Advisory from the Secretary of State for Voting in person during COVID-19

Secretary of State Check List for Voters, Polling Place, and Poll workers

Poll Worker Instructional List for PPE supplies  


Training Sections to watch based on your highest position held for the election:

Early Voting Head Clerks need to watch Section 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 videos and take Quiz. (If you are also an Election Day Judge/Alt Judge watch #6)

Election Day Judges and Alternate Judges need to watch Section 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and take Quiz

Clerk ONLY for either Election Day or Early Voting needs to watch Sections 1, 2, 3, 5 and take Quiz

Section Videos - Poll workers must watch to complete your Training Class. Write down each video "word" within the video to help you answer questions on the quiz below.PowerPoint and Guides to View are also located in your training binder.
1a. Video: County Judge remarks

1b. Video: Section 1 of the Training Book

Section 1—Click here for Election Information PowerPoint:

Election Information ………………………….…. 1 

Ballot Information …………………………………6

Poll Worker and Technicians..............................11

Health Protocols...............................................15

Prohibition of Certain Devices / Electioneering…..34


2a. Video: Section 2 of the Training Book

Section 2—Click here for Photo ID PowerPoint

              Photo ID PowerPoint …………………………1-23


3a.Video: Section 3 of the Training Book

3b. Video: Polling Location Set up with 6 feet distancing  (recorded before the Primary Runoff Election.)

Section 3—Click here for Assisting, Interpreting, Poll Watchers and Qualifying the Voter PowerPoint

Provisional Process Guide (Green sheet)

For November Only Ballot by Mail Cancellation Process Guide (Goldenrod sheet 1st side)

Where does the voter live? Check-in process Guide (Goldenrod Sheet 2nd side)

Assisting and Interpreting……………….…………. 1

Poll Watchers and Inspectors...…..............…….... 8

Qualifying the Voter (Examples 1-9)

1. Ideal Voter ……………….................…...……....13

           Spoiled Ballots …………...................……...21

          2. Voters do not possess form of ID .......................21

          3. Voters Name does not match laptop ..…............26

          4. Voter has moved /Statement of Residence….....29

          5. Voter has ID & Voter Cert. and not on list…........36

          6. Voter does not have Voter Cert. and not on list...39

               7. Provisional Voting …………………...........………40

 8. Ballot by Mail Cancellation Process……...…….51

                9. Ballot by Mail Notice of Improper Delivery .......56


4a. Video: Section 4 of the Training Book

Section 4—Click here for Early Voting Vote Center Set-up, Securing and Closing the Polls PowerPoint

EV Polling Place Setup ……………………......1

EV Posting of Signs ………………………….... 9

EV Election Forms …………………………..... 21

EV Closing the Polls ………...………………….29


Head Clerk watch: 
Early Voting 5a. Video: Early Voting DS200 Open and Close Polls

Judge and Alternate Judge watch:
Election Day 5a. Video: Election Day DS200 Open and Close Polls

Everyone Watch:
5b. Video: Curbside Carts

5c. Video: Curbside Alert System

5d. Video: ExpressVote 

5e. Video: Work Station Set up and Check-in Voter Proces 
 

Early Voting Section 5—Help Guides 

Early Voting DS200 Guide 

Early Voting Trouble Shooting Guide

Early Voting and Election Day ExpressVote Guide

Election Day DS200 Guide and Trouble Shooting

Work Station set up Guide

VoteSafe Guide

SOS Handbook for Election Judges and Clerks (2020)


6a.Video: Section 6 of the Training Book

6b. Video: Polling Location Set up with 6 feet distancing (recorded before the Primary Runoff Election.) 

Section 6—Click Here for Election Day Vote Center Set-up, Securing and Closing the Polls PowerPoint

ED Polling Place Setup ………………….....1

ED Posting of Signs ……..………………..... 10

ED Election Forms ……………………...…. 22

ED Closing the Polls ………...……………....31


Click here for the Poll Worker Quiz 


Optional Hands-On Equipment Training available for anyone that wants additional training before you work at the polls. Ellis County Court Administration Building 109 S Jackson Street, Waxahachie. The training room is located right behind the security check-in desk. 

Thursday, October 8th at 2pm or 6pm                                                                                                             Saturday, October 24th at 9am or 2pm                                                                                                           Thursday, October 29 at 6pm                                                                                                                           Monday, November 2nd at 9am 


After election day please watch your emails, we will be sending out a survey to see how your polling site went, any improvements, suggestions, or changes before the next election will be valuable to our office. Thank you Poll Workers!

Please give us a call if you have any other questions 972-825-5195. Thank you for your continued support of providing polling location voting and stepping up to the challenges of keeping everyone safe during this season of COVID-19.