Working as a Delivery/Collection (D/C) Team Official is a fun, easy, and rewarding experience. D/C Team Officials deliver ballots to and from the polling places while ensuring their security. This is your opportunity to serve your community and gain first‑hand knowledge and experience in the electoral process.

When Are The Elections?

Primary Election: Saturday, August 13, 2016

General Election: Tuesday, November 8, 2016

How Long Will I Be Working?

Morning Delivery: Start between 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. and provide approximately one to two hours of service depending upon route.

Final Collection: Start between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and provide approximately one to three hours of service depending upon route.

Teams and members are off-duty between assignments.

What Are The Minimum Qualifications?

        Be at least sixteen (16) years of age on or before June 30, 2016.

        Be a registered voter in the State of Hawaii. (Pre-registration is allowed at age 16).

        Be able to carry 30-50 lbs.

What Will I Be Doing?

D/C Teams deliver ballots to the polling places on the morning of election day and collect the voted ballots after the polls have closed. The D/C Teamís duties and responsibilities are divided into two phases: Morning Delivery of Ballots and Final Collection of Ballots.

Morning Delivery of Ballots: Verify that ballot transport containers and precinct cans are properly secured and sealed. Deliver items to the precinct chairperson on their routes.

Final Collection of Ballots: Verify that voted ballot containers and precinct cans are properly secured and sealed and deliver items to the Counting Center.

What Are My Responsibilities?

Each D/C Team consists of two members (not of the same party affiliation) and a taxi driver. The following briefly describes the position responsibilities:

D/C Chairperson: Coordinates and directs the activities of the D/C Team; provides security for the ballots and related items when in the custody of the D/C Team; and completes documentation and certifies that security seals correctly match documentation before accepting custody of the items.

D/C Member: Assists the Chairperson in carrying out the D/C Teamís duties and responsibilities.

D/C Driver: Transports the D/C Team Officials to and from the Ballot Distribution Site, the polling places, and Counting Center.

Where Will I Work?

D/C Members will be assigned to a D/C Team and route by the Office of Elections/Office of the County Clerk. Prior to election day, each Team Member will receive a Route, Time, & Load Schedule telling them their assigned precincts and when to report.

D/C Members must always report to the designated central site. Drivers will pick up and drop off the D/C Team Officials from the designated central site only.

How Will I Know What to do on Election Day?

Everyone is required to attend at least one training session. D/C Team officials will be instructed in the standard operating procedures for each phase.

When is Training?

Training sessions are held in July. The Office of Elections will schedule you to attend a training session.

Will I Be Paid?

YES! Each D/C Team Official receives a stipend.

The pay range is according to the position and distance within a specific City/County and will fall within $50 to $95.


Nonprofit groups and school organizations may earn money by recruiting and providing D/C Team Officials as a fundraising activity. Individuals recruited through a qualifying nonprofit or school organization may have their honorarium paid directly to a designated organization. Contact the Office of Elections for information.

Every Vote Counts and So Does Your Help!

For more information or if you are interested in volunteering, call the Office of Elections, Ballot Operations Section at 453-VOTE (8683). Neighbor island residents call toll-free by dialing 1‑800‑442‑VOTE (8683).

This FACTSHEET is intended for informational purposes only and should not be used as an authority on Hawaii election law. Requirements and/or deadlines may change. Consult the Hawaii Revised Statutes and other sources for more detailed requirements.

Office of Elections

802 Lehua Avenue

Pearl City, Hawaii 96782

Phone: (808) 453-VOTE (8683)

Neighbor Island Toll Free: 1-800-442-VOTE (8683)

TTY: (808) 453-6150

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Rev. 12/12/2014