Information for One-Day Job: Parallel Election

August 2, 2022

Gathering Paper Ballots on Election Day with Ranked Choice Voting

Polls are open from 6 AM to 7 PM. The first hour is generally slow and not worth it. We account a full day as 8 AM to 6 PM, but that can be flexible. Based on past experience, the average number of ballots collected should be about 10 per hour. It can range from 5 to 20 per hour, depending on time and location.


For a 10-hour day, base pay of $100 plus $1 per completed ballot turned in. A $20 bonus for turning in a hundred or more. For a 5-10 hour stint, base pay of $10 hour plus $1 per completed ballot turned in. For less than five hours, $1 per completed ballot turned in. For income tax purposes, you report this as self-employment pay; we pay the full amount without deductions for social security, etc. If you use this as a fund-raiser for an organization and therefore assign the pay to them, then it never counts on your income.

Training and Materials

*Starred items require registration. Email to register.

Tuesday, July 26, 7:00 PM

Plaza Library, 4801 Main Street

Wednesday, July 27, 7:00 PM

Waldo Library, 201 East 75th Street

*Saturday, July 30, available between 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

North Kansas City Library, 2251 Howell Street, North Kansas City

Register by Friday, July 29th. Email to register.

*Sunday, July 31, 6:00 PM

Online Training

Register for the link to the meeting. Email to register.

And one final session the night before:

Monday, August 1, 6:00 PM

Plaza Library, 4801 Main Street

(early because the trainer has to get to bed to prepare for the next day)

The Sample Ballots we are using

Parallel Election Ballot - D.docx
Parallel Election Ballot - R with Curtis.docx


Rachel MacNair

Voice and text: 816-753-2057

811 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64110

Two options to submit application

Fill out online form

Parallel Election Application.docx