How to Become an Election Officer
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Election Center Contact

Physical Location:
Madison County Courthouse
1st Floor - Election Center
Richmond, KY 40475

Contact Numbers:
(Phone) 859-624-4703 Option 2
(Fax) 859-624-4954

Office Hours: M-F 8:00AM - 4:30PM


How to Become an Election Officer


We are currently looking for election officers to work the 2018 Primary and General Election!


Election Officers

The Madison County Board of Election is always looking for registered voters to assist in conducting elections. An Election Officer is a very important person who works at the polling location on Election Day. Their number one priority is to ensure that voting is conducted in a fair and orderly manner. Each Election officer is paid $25.00 for attending the mandatory training class and $125.00 for working the Election Day.

Please read the requirements below to see if you qualify to serve:

1. An election officer must be a qualified Democrat or Republican voter in the precinct in which he/she serves unless appointed as an alternate. An alternate must be a registered voter in the county. Registered 17 year old may serve in the Primary Election if they will be 18 years old on or before the day of the General Election.

2. An election officer cannot have changed party affiliation for one year prior to appointment. (KRS 117.45 (9)

3. An election officer must be able to read and write English.

4. An election officer must attend training session required by the Madison County Board of Elections before each Primary or General Election.

5. An election officer cannot be a candidate for office during the election year.

6. An election officer cannot be the spouse, parent, brother, sister or child of a candidate who is to be voted for at the election in the precinct in which the election officer will serve on Election Day.

7. An election officer must be able to work from 5:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or until the polls close, to stand for long periods of time and lift up to 25 pounds.

8. An election officer must have transportation to election training and to the precinct on Election Day.


Are you interested in becoming a precinct election officer?

If so, you must apply in one of the following ways before each and every election:

    1. Fill out the online form
    2. Call the Clerk's Office at 624-4703 #2
    3. Visit the Madison County Clerk's Office at 101 W. Main St., Richmond, Ky

Apply to work as an Election Officer Click Here


Annually, Election Officers that have previously served will receive reminder letters to register to work the upcoming Election. These letters also contain valuable information about the mandatory training class, dates and times.

If your address has changed or you do not receive a letter, please call our office for further instructions. 624-4703 Option 2


Location of Election Officer Training Classes:

Madison County Extension Office
230 Duncannon Lane
Richmond, KY

Click here for driving directions




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2014 kbarger profilev2A native of Richmond, Kentucky, Clerk Kenny Barger graduated from Madison Central High School and also attended Eastern Kentucky University.  Prior to his election in 2010, Clerk Kenny Barger worked in his family’s business, Barger’s Towing and Recovery, and as Manager at Mikron Industries, Inc., both located in Richmond, Kentucky. 

Current Term: 2015 - 2018
First Elected: 2010



Our Locations:

Richmond Location:

101 W Main Street

Richmond, KY 40475

Berea Location:

304 Chestnut Street

Berea, KY 40403

Hours of Operation for All Locations:

Mon. to Fri. 8am to 4:30pm