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 Become a Poll Worker

Poll workers play an essential role in the election process. They ensure that we uphold democracy by conducting clean and fair elections. We invite you to join the team!

1. Determine whether you are eligible to become a poll worker.

A poll worker must...
  • Be a registered voter in the county where he or she is serving. In city and town elections, he or she must be registered in that city or town.
  • Be able to read and write the English language.
 A poll worker may not...
  • Be a candidate in the election.
  • Be a parent, spouse, sibling or child of a candidate.

2. Determine if you are available to work.

Poll workers must be at their polling place by 5:30 AM on Election Day. Although the polls close at 7:30 PM, your shift will run as long as it takes your team to close the polls.

Things to know:

3. Contact your County Clerk or party executive committee to let them know you want to become a poll worker in the election.

The major political parties are responsible for nominating individuals to be poll workers, and it is up to the county commission to appoint them.

4. If you are chosen, your county clerk will send you a letter asking you if you want to accept the position. Then it is time for training.

Once you accept the position, your County Clerk will notify you about the one-day training session. Do you want a head start? View poll worker videos and manuals.

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