An election worker is someone hired by the state or local government to monitor, preside over, officiate,
or assist in public elections. An election worker is only employed during election
periods, earns a set fee for each day of work, and may be called to duty at a polling
station or at a counting center.
Postal voting or Vote-by-Mail describes the method of voting in an election whereby paper ballots are distributed
to voters and/or returned to the government by mail, instead of ballots being cast
in person at a polling station or electronically via an electronic voting system.
Absentee voting is the process by which a person is permitted to vote by mail because of absence
from the usual voting district, illness, or the like.
Early voting differs from absentee voting in that voters may visit an election official’s office
or, other satellite voting locations, and cast a vote in person without offering an
explanation for not being able to vote on Election Day.