Poll Workers

Poll workers are needed for t he 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.

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.

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


Questions? Contact:
Jessica Jane Spayde, Community Resource Educator, Extension Crawford County – (608) 326-0223 or by e-mail