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What is a Poll Worker?

A Poll Worker, one of the many mechanisms necessary for a successful election, is a citizen hired or volunteering to work the polls on Election Day abiding by rules and regulations set forth governing elections.

Poll Worker Qualifications

  • You must be a United States citizen.

  • Resident of the county in which the election is held.

  • 16 years of age or over.

  • Shall be able to read, write, and speak the English language.

  • Not a convicted felon, or rights relating have been restored.

  • Shall not run for nor hold a public office while serving as a poll worker.

  • A parent, spouse, child, brother, sister, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law or sister-in-law of a candidate shall not be eligible to serve as a poll worker in any precinct where that candidate is listed on the ballot.

  • Preferably a registered voter.

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