What is a poll worker?
Poll workers work at polls on Election Day and during Early Voting to ensure voters are able to exercise their rights in an honest and well-organized manner.
When are elections held and what are the hours a worker works?General elections are held each year on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Primary elections, if held, are always scheduled for the first Tuesday in March in even numbered years. Uniform elections are held on the second Saturday in May. Early Voting begins up to 17 days prior to any election and continues through the 4th day prior to that election.
Poll workers arrive at the polling place at 6:00 A.M. on Election Day and must remain until the polls are closed and results are called in or transported to Election Central. Polling places for Election Day are always open from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Early Voting hours vary from election to election.
Are poll workers paid?Poll workers are paid for the days they work during the election process.
What are the Benefits of Serving as a Poll Worker?Some of the benefits of serving as a Poll Worker are:
- Poll workers are paid hourly for their service.
- Gain practical experience by serving their community and state.
- Take part in a rewarding activity while learning about the democratic process.