Poll workers are needed for the upcoming elections for various municipalities and play an important role in elections and the democratic process.
To be a poll worker, a person must:
- Be an adult U.S. citizen who has lived in the county for 10 consecutive days and is qualified to vote;
- Be fluent in the English language; and
- Not be a candidate for any office to be voted on at the polling place in that election.
Poll workers do a lot to ensure elections happen. This includes:
- Checking in voters;
- Helping people register to vote;
- Checking photo ID; and
- Processing absentee ballots.
You will get training before election day for the job you are doing.
Polling places are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Poll workers work a full day, generally from 6:30 a.m. until approximately 9:00 p.m.
Yes. Local governments pay their poll workers. The amount varies by municipality, so contact the clerk for more information.
If you are interested in be a poll worker, first contact your clerk.
- You can check out MyVote.wi.gov if you need to identify your clerk.
- The Wisconsin Elections Commission also has many training resources available online at https://elections.wi.gov/clerks/education-training/election-inspectors.
- Victoria Solomon, Community Resource Educator, Extension Green County at (608) 328-9440 or email@example.com.