Now Hiring – Job Fair set for Aug. 2, 2019

We’re having a job fair!
Election season is fast approaching, and we need full-time temporary staff to help us prepare, conduct and wrap up the November 5, 2019 General Election. Applicants who attend the job fair can apply, complete a skills assessment, and be interviewed for positions during the event.

What: Job Fair
 Friday, August 2, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115 (Map)
Parking: Free parking is located across the street, south of the Board of Elections, at 2921 Prospect Ct., Cleveland, OH 44115 (Map)

Preregistration is encouraged, but not required.
To register, simply complete our temporary employment application:

About the Jobs

The jobs pay $11.50 per hour and may last up to several weeks or months depending on the assignment and department. Some examples of duties performed by temporary employees include proofing ballots, scanning absentee ballots, testing voting units, opening mail, processing absentee applications, staffing in-office early voting, preparing election-related equipment and supplies, counting and packing voter materials, providing customer service, and basic clerical functions such as typing, data entry, filing, copying, and answering phones, among other duties.

View job descriptions:

More Details about the Job Fair

  • Preregistered applicants should plan on approximately one hour to complete the skills assessment and interview. Preregister here:
  • Applicants should have questions ready and come prepared with several copies of their resume.
  • There is no cost to attend the job fair.
  • Contact Human Resources with questions at 216-443-6600.

If you missed the job fair, you can still apply for temporary employment: Access the application here:

Reflections from Long-term Election Officials

As the November 7, 2017 election draws near, we are still in need of election officials (poll workers) to work the polls on Election Day.

Election Officials have the unique opportunity to catch a behind-the-scenes look at the election process. They play a vital role in bringing elections to their communities and helping voters at the polls.

Reflections from Long-term Election Officials
We asked a few of our long-time poll workers why they continue to serve each election. Here’s what they had to say:

“I love serving the people knowing that I am doing worthwhile work. It’s important to help young voters, especially to help them understand their vote really is counted.”

“One year during the presidential election we all started clapping for first-time voters. Seeing their expressions was memorable. It is really cool to see young people vote.”

“It gives me gratification to see people exercising their constitutional right to vote. Blood was shed to have these rights.”

“I feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day. That’s what keeps me coming back.”

“Elections are for the people, by the people. We are here for one another.”

“I’ve made a lot of friends doing this.”

“This will be my fourth presidential election. I’ve been doing this for about 20 years. If I would have known about being a poll worker at a younger age I would have started sooner! It makes me feel like I am participating in my government.”

Become a Poll Worker
Being a poll worker is more than passing out ballots on Election Day. It is about providing the means for those in your community to have a voice and practice their civic duty and right to vote.

If you have the extra time this upcoming November 7, please consider applying to serve your community. Poll workers earn up to $200 and all training is provided.

To learn more and apply, visit


Precinct Election Officials Needed for November 7 Election

The Board of Elections is now hiring Election Officials (poll workers) to assist voters on Election Day. Election Officials can earn up to $200. There are hundreds of openings for workers in all areas of the county.

“This important work is an opportunity for civic-minded citizens to serve our democracy and to earn extra money for the holidays,” said Pat McDonald, Director of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

People who are interested in being an Election Official are being asked to apply as soon as possible to allow time for processing and training. Applicants may apply on-line at or call the Election Officials Department at 216-443-3277.

Author: Mike West, Community Outreach

We’re Hiring!

We’re in need of an Assistant Manager in our Election Officials Department. This individual will help oversee the recruitment, training, and placement of Election Day poll workers. This is an essential role in the successful administration of elections. For job requirements and full description of duties, visit our employment portal. Be part of history, support democracy, have fun and get paid while doing it. Apply by February 10!

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