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.


  • 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.

All poll workers report to their assigned polling place by 6:00 a.m., and remain for their workday (either a full- day or half-day) 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:

Election Day
Half Day Pay
Mandatory Training
Assistant Manager

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 off a Poll Worker Application and remit or contact: Anne Dover, Community Outreach Coordinator at Cherokee County Board of Elections & Registration by phone: 770-479-0407 or via e-mail: adover@cherokeega.com.


2016 Election Dates

Presidential Preference Primary
Special Election March 1, 2016
  General Primary Election
May 24, 2016
  General Primary Runoff Election
July 26, 2016
  General Election
November 8, 2016
  General Election Runoff for Local and State Offices December 6, 2016
  General Election Runoff for Federal Offices January 10, 2016

Poll Worker Bulletin Board

Student Poll Workers

Are you a student between the ages of 16 - 24? Do you need civic service hours or activities for a resume? Click on the image below to find out how you can become a Student Poll Worker!

Poll Worker Application
  Student Poll Worker Application

Forms require Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download here.



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