Becoming a Poll Worker


What is a Poll Worker?

Poll Workers are the backbone of our election system. Being a poll worker is an enjoyable and rewarding way to take an active part in our free democratic process. This trusted position is ideal for anyone who would like to get a first-hand look at how our system works and provides citizens their opportunity to vote. Many poll workers serve year after year for the experience of being an integral part of the election process.

On Election Day, Poll Workers welcome all voters, facilitate voting, conduct precinct operations in accordance with election laws and follow defined procedures.


Poll Worker Qualifications


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. 

Position Election Day
Manager $250.00
Assistant Manager $190.00
Clerk $150.00



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

Pay for training is included in the Election Day check

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


Where/How to Apply

Print a Poll Worker Application and remit or contact:

Wendy Waddell, Poll Worker Program Coordinator

Cherokee County Board of Elections & Registration

Phone: 770-479-0407 EXT 0227


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