Memo Sent Via Email
ATTN: County Clerks, Elections Administrators, Cities, Schools and Other Political Subdivisions
The New Texas Online Poll Worker Training for the November 2016 General Election is now available. This web-based curriculum mirrors the Handbook for Election Judges and Clerks and will train your poll workers about polling place procedures. In addition to the information found in the handbook, there are test questions, real life case studies/exercises to resolve and other features such as voting equipment videos or instructions specific to your county. The online training is available free of charge, 24/7, for all your poll workers. They can take the training anytime and anywhere they have Internet access.
With the new online course, your Poll Worker can use their computer or mobile device, skip around from lesson to lesson, start, stop and come back to where they left off, and utilize the progress bar showing their advancements through the course.
Registering into the NEW Online Poll Worker Training Program:
Poll Workers must self-register into the system by signing up for the course. To sign-up, they must select and enter a:
- County Location or “City-School-Other Political Subdivisions”
- First and Last Name
- Email Address
Once registered, the poll worker will be prompted to login using their newly created user name and password, and will have immediate access to the training.
Remember, if your poll workers do not have an email address, they can create one using one of the free providers such as Hotmail, Yahoo, or Gmail.
Important Note: If you have ever been registered as an Administrator or a Student in the past, your old login name and password will no longer work. In this site, administrator rights are reserved for the Texas Secretary of State.
Should you have any questions about the New Online Poll Worker Training, please email PollWorkerTraining@sos.texas.gov or call toll free at 1.800.252.2216 (Option #5).