Poll Workers

Poll workers are needed for the upcoming elections for various municipalities and play an important role in elections and the democratic process. 

Am I qualified to be a poll worker?

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. 

What does a poll worker do?

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. 

What are the hours of work?

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. 

Do poll workers get paid?

Yes. Local governments pay their poll workers. The amount varies by municipality, so contact the clerk for more information.

How can I access poll worker training?

If you are interested in be a poll worker, first contact your clerk. 

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