be a poll worker?
Any US citizen or individual lawfully admitted for
permanent residence in the United States
school students (See Student Poll Worker
What does a poll worker do?
Sets up and closes a polling
Helps voters understand their
Protects ballots and voting
Why be a poll worker?
Attend a mandatory training class that can last up to 2.5 hours.
Must be able to work from 6:00 a.m. until approximately 9:30 p.m.
Position Duties & Pay:
Supervises polling place operations
Attends training class
Picks up supplies
Sets up/takes down polling place
Delivers supplies to and from an assigned Return Center.
accompany Inspector to Return Center.
Training - Required for All Poll Workers
Student Poll Worker Program
California Elections Code section 12302 allows eligible students to be
appointed as poll workers on Election Day. As poll workers,
students learn first hand the importance of participating in the
electoral process. In addition, they provide much needed support
at polling place locations. In order to be eligible to be
appointed as a poll worker, a student must be:
A United States Citizen or lawfully admitted for permanent
residence in the United States;
At least 16 years of age at the time of the election in which
he or she will be serving;
A high school student with a grade point average of at least
2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale);
A student in good standing, attending a public or private
secondary education institution.
Student Poll Worker