What is poll worker training?

University of Missouri Extension has worked with the Missouri Secretary of State Election Division and the Poll Worker Training Advisory Committee to bring you a comprehensive statewide Poll Worker Training Program.


  • Polling place procedures, accounting and ballot security
  • Provisional voting
  • Services to voters with disabilities and special needs
  • Customer service, diversity and civil rights of voters

Training sessions

One-day training sessions for election authorities and staff who conducted poll worker training sessions took place in June and July of 2004 in eight regions across the state.

Training tools

  • Trainers’ manual
  • PowerPoint slides and transparency masters
  • Videos and DVDs
  • Hands-on activities
  • Poll workers’ guide
  • Interactive CD and website