On election day, each precinct is required to have a Republican judge and at least one other Republican worker (usually two). The party nominates these people to the Board of Elections. Election Day is 6:15am to 7:45pm. A judge should have previously worked in some capacity before. Training is provided by the Board of Elections on-line AND by the party (both on-line and at HQ).
Early voting workers are hired directly by the Board of Elections, but the party can recruit and suggest workers. Early voting is normally 6 days/week for the 2 weeks prior to election day. Although the hours are long, normally workers are assigned in shifts.
All workers are paid by the county.
The goal is to make sure the rules are followed