Poll Worker Training

Ohio VIP Poll Worker Training Webinars-

These training webinars were produced for Ohio VIP by Carl Brown of Impact Marketing Firm. Although they are geared towards Ohio and Ohio’s election laws, they are meant to be used nationwide. The links below include the webinar and accompanying training handouts.

Ohio VIP training does not replace the mandatory training given by the County Boards of Election. The content of these webinars is based on the poll worker training information provided by the Ohio Secretary of State and the Hamilton County Board of Elections.


Stopping Fraud at the Polls- Definitions, Roles and Responsibilities


  • Why poll workers are important
  • Three ways to prevent voter fraud
  • Poll Worker responsibilities
  • Election Day Duties
  • Managing the polling location
  • Job assignments
  • Check in Table
Stopping Fraud at the Polls- Processing Voters and Checking IDs


  • Guidelines for processing voters
  • Voter assistance
  • Regular voters
  • Photo ID examples
  • Acceptable IDs
  • Unacceptable IDs
  • Signature Poll Book – Special Designations
  • Processing Voters – Flowchart
Stopping Fraud at the Polls – Provisional Ballots


  • Reasons for Provisional Voting
  • Processing Provisional Voters
  • Closing the polls
  • Recording the total signatures
  • Ballot Accounting Chart

Click here for a powerpoint presentation of Ohio VIP’s poll worker training. Quick Time Player required.

Click here for additional poll worker training resources.