Elections Intern

Open Date:August 6, 2020
Salary Range:Unpaid Internship
Minimum Age:18
Number of Openings:1
Employment Type:Part-Time (up to 19 hours/week)


Open Until Filled


Must currently be enrolled in a college/university program.  We are only able to accept current students who will be earning class credit for this internship opportunity.


Job Description

General Purpose
Under direct supervision of the Chief Deputy Clerk and the Clerk Manager, perform tasks in compliance with State statutes and county policy for the administration of elections. 
Example of Duties
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES (Any one position does not include all of the duties listed; nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in this volunteer opportunity).

Assists in the planning and administration of voter registration drives, Ready 2020 initiatives and other community outreach efforts.

Processes voter registration forms received from the Utah Driver License Division, the mail, and walk-in customers; examines for accuracy and completeness and resolves discrepancies before entering information into database; scans and indexes all voter registration forms.

Assists with absentee ballot application process; facilitates mailing of absentee ballots; receives returned absentee ballots and coordinates sorting for counting on Election Day.
Uses various records and software applications to sort and merge data to produce lists, labels and other materials.

Processes voter registrations using state-wide voter registration database. Uses GIS and other mapping software to place voters in correct precincts.

Assists with the preparation of training materials for poll workers; sends training and other reminders; tracks attendance.

Performs a variety of post-election functions relating to reconciliation sheets, provisional ballot processing, and processing poll worker pay vouchers.

Interacts with candidates, city and county election officials, and poll workers.

Reads proposed legislation and existing State code related to election procedures.

Interact with voters – in person and on the telephone.  Research their registration issues in the Statewide voter database, answer general election related questions, etc.

Accompany permanent staff members to collect ballots from Drop boxes in City and other government buildings throughout the county.

Provide follow-up with voters to cure any ballot submission issues, e.g. no signature, signature not matching, etc.
Education and Experience

Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and have graduated with a high school diploma (or equivalent).

Must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university in a History, English, or Political Science program. 

Special Qualifications
Must complete and pass a criminal records background check.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working knowledge of:  Basic office equipment, including MS Word and Excel; applicable computer operations; federal and state employment rules and regulations.

Skill in:  Typing; using MS Word and Excel.

Ability to: Work with detail and maintain accuracy; adhere to State Statute; follow written and oral instructions; properly handle sensitive information/records and maintain confidentiality. 

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