Poll Workers (PEOs)

General Information

The Lucas County Board of Elections is looking for civic-minded individuals to staff its 312 precincts on Election Day. Duties include but, are not limited to, verifying voter eligibility; processing voters; the opening and closing of the polling location; assembling the ExpressVote Tabulator voting machines; and other required Election Day tasks.

Minimum qualifications are:

  • Must be a registered voter in Lucas County
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must have a working telephone number
  • Must have no felony convictions or any violation of the election laws
  • Must attend a training class
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.

    We encourage you to become involved in the rewarding experience of public service. Do not hesitate. Fill out the Precinct Election Official Application (PDF), print it, sign it and mail or deliver to:
Booth Officials
Lucas County Board of Elections
One Government Center, Suite 300
Toledo, OH 43604-2209

Or by fax at 419.213.4069


Voting Location Manager (VLM)
- The voting location manager is responsible for the overall polling location operations, to ensure that all Election Day duties are achieved. Duties include but are not limited to: the opening and closing of the location; picking up and returning Election Day supplies; assigning Election Day duties to other Precinct Election Officials; and assisting voters with the voting process.

Location Rover (LR)
– Assists the VLM with all responsibilities and procedures at the polling place. Assists with the overall flow of the polling location for voters. Assists voters with the voting process.

Precinct Election Official (PEO) - Precinct Election Officials ensure that elections are conducted in a professional, respectable and secure manner. We are required to perform ALL the duties that the Ohio Secretary of State has mandated 1.) Receive Election Day supplies and ballots. 2.) Opening and closing the polls. 3.) Oversee the casting of the ballots during the time the polls are open 5.) Return Election Day supplies and 6.) Any other duties as prescribed by the Ohio Secretary of State. 

Youth at the Booth

High School students who are 17 years of age and a senior are encouraged to be Precinct Election Officials (Poll Workers) on Election Day. All the requirements and procedures mandated for Precinct Election Officials also applies to students.

Minimum qualifications are:
  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Must be a resident of Lucas County
  • Must be at least 17 years of age
  • Must be enrolled in senior year of high school
  • Must have reliable transportation

To become a Precinct Election Official please fill out the Student Worker Application/Permission Form (PDF), print it, sign it, and mail or deliver to:

Lucas County Board of Elections
One Government Center, Suite 300
Toledo, OH 43604

or fax the form to (419) 213-4069.


Training Resources 

Secretary of State Poll Worker Training 
Ohio Secretary of State Training Resources (Flip Chart)