Poll Worker – F.A.Q.

What are my duties?
  • Report to assigned polling place by 6 a.m. on Election Day.
  • Set up equipment and supplies in preparation for voters
  • Verify voter eligibility 
  • Maintain organization of polling place
  • Balance totals at the end of the day
  • Pack up polling place
Where will I be assigned to work?

Although we will try to assign you to work as close to your home precinct as possible, you may be requested to work another polling place location.

Can I vote on Election Day?

If you are not assigned to work in your home precinct on Election Day you may visit our office during the 4 weeks leading up to the election to cast your ballot.

Will I get paid?

In addition to playing an important role in the democratic process, poll workers have the opportunity to see neighbors and meet new friends. Poll workers also receive a stipend: $100 for clerks and $125 for inspectors.

Poll workers can donate their stipend to their favorite organization, club, school, youth group, team, etc. A precinct board of 4 can donate $425.00 to the organization of their choice after working just one Election Day!

Certain pay restrictions may apply to City employees that volunteer as a poll worker.

Please call 530.225.5730 with any questions.