FACTSHEET

election day officials

ITS FUN! ITS REWARDING!

 

Assisting your neighbors and fellow citizens as an Election Day official is a fun, challenging, and rewarding experience. This is your opportunity to volunteer your services to the community, and at the same time gain first-hand knowledge and experience in the electoral process.

 

Every vote counts and so does your help!

 

NEED A FUNDRAISER? (HRS 11-5)

 

This is an excellent opportunity for your nonprofit organization. Not only does your organization earn money, you are getting involved and participating in the electoral process. Requirements to participate are:

 

         Each participant must meet the minimum qualifications.

         Each organization shall not be a political action committee or organized for a political purpose.

         Provide a Tax Clearance Certificate.

         Provide a signed Memorandum of Agreement.

         Provide a completed recruitment worksheet.

 

WHEN ARE THE ELECTIONS?

 

2014 Primary Election: Saturday, August 9, 2014

2014 General Election: Tuesday, November 4, 2014

 

WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS? (HRS 11-72)

 

         Be at least sixteen (16) years of age on or before June 30, 2014.

 

         Be a registered or pre-registered voter in the state of Hawaii.

 

         Be able to read and write English.

 

Restrictions:

 

         No parent, spouse, reciprocal beneficiary as defined in Chapter 572C, child, or sibling of a candidate may serve as a precinct official in any precinct where votes may be cast for the candidate.

 

         No candidate for elective office may serve as a precinct official in the same election in which the person is a candidate.

 

         No candidate who failed to be nominated in the primary or special primary election may serve as a precinct official in the following general election.

 

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF ELECTION DAY OFFICIALS?

         Precinct Officials provide the following services for voters:

1.    Assists voters with normal and special voting procedures.

2.    Secures ballots.

3.    Processes election documents.

4.    Monitors the precinct counter.

 

         Counting Center Officials provide the following services:

1.    Inspects and prepares ballots before tabulations.

2.    Processes and tabulates voted ballots.

3.    Conducts post-election audits.

 

         Delivery & Collection Team (D/C Team) Officials provide the following services:

 

1.    Deliver ballots and all sensitive election materials to the polling places on election morning.

2.    Collect all voted ballots and all sensitive election materials after the polls have closed on Election Day.

 

Each team consists of two members (not of the same political party) and a driver.

 

         Control Center Operators provide the following service:

 

1.    Responds to telephone inquiries and requests from polling places using a computer based call center system.

2.    Enters information from the caller into the computer, finds the solution and resolves the problem.

 

         Facility Officials provide the following services:

 

1.    Sets up election equipment at polling places on election eves.

2.    Provides access to polling places on Election Day.

3.    Disassembles and stores the election equipment after the polls close on Election Day.

 

This document is intended for informational purposes only and should not be used as an authority on the Hawaii election law and deadlines. Requirements and/or deadlines may change pending changes in legislation. Consult the Hawaii Revised Statutes and other sources for more detailed and accurate 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)

Office of Elections FSPO401N

Revised: February 6, 2013