Poll workers are always needed during the Primary and General Elections by the state, county, and candidates. The Republican Party is always in need of poll workers throughout the state to help Republican candidates and the GOP. We encourage anyone interested in participating in poll working to please contact us, your county chair, or your favorite candidate and aware them of your interest.
How do I become a poll worker?
The appointing board selects poll workers according to nominations made by political parties, previous poll working experience, and if nominees have attended poll working training schools.
The probate judge, sheriff, and clerk of the circuit court serve as the county’s appointing board. If any of the three are candidates, they are not eligible to serve on the appointing board. In that condition, the judge appoints replacements who are qualified electors of the county. An official who runs and is an unopposed candidate in a primary election can serve on the appointing board. The appointing board ONLY functions to appoint poll workers.
Each political party or organization that makes nominations for the general election may give the appointing board a list of names of at least three electors for each voting precinct. Lists are filed by the state party chairman, county party chairman, or by nominees for office.
What are the duties of a poll worker?
- 3 inspectors and 2 clerks are required for each paper ballot location
- one inspector, one chief clerk, and 2 assistant clerks are needed for each voting machine location
- electric voting systems require at least one inspector, a registration list clerk, a poll list clerk, and a ballot clerk at each polling location