Welcome, Poll Workers!

   
  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.
 

TIME & COMPENSATION

All poll workers report to their assigned polling place by 6:00 a.m., and remain for their workday until released by the Poll Manager. This may be 8:00 p.m. or longer.

Poll Workers, except volunteers, are paid for their services. The payment amount in Cherokee County is:

POSITION
ELECTION DAY
MANDATORY TRAINING
Manager
$170.00
$20.00
Assistant Manager
$150.00
$20.00
Clerk
$120.00
$20.00

TRAINING

The Supervisor of Elections will provide mandatory training of all poll officers each election cycle.

Pay for training is included in Election Day check.

All Poll Workers must work their assigned time on Election Day in order to receive compensation for training.

If interested in serving your community as a Poll Worker, please print a Poll Worker Application and remit or contact:

Anne Dover, Community Outreach Coordinator
Cherokee County Board of Elections & Registration
Phone: 770-479-0407
e-mail: adover@cherokeega.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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