Yes. Comprehensive training typically begins six weeks before each election.
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The basic responsibilities of a poll worker is to check in voters on election day and help to maintain a safe, secure and efficient voting system at voting precincts.
Every polling place should be staffed by a minimum of five poll workers:
There are two elections each year:
The Judge of Elections and inspectors are required to work the full day (6:00AM until about 9:30PM). Clerks can choose to work full or half-day shifts.
The benefits of being a poll worker are ever expanding, but include serving your community, meeting your neighbors and making new friends all while getting paid.
Yes, although it is primarily a volunteer position, poll workers are compensated for their respective shifts as well as for attending poll worker training classes.
Judge of Elections
Supplies Pick Up
Election Night Drop Off
Applicable IRS standard mileage rate
$250.00 + mileage
All poll worker positions, including appointed students
Roamers (non-County employees)
You are eligible if:
students are encouraged to volunteer.
You are not eligible if:
Submit the poll worker application below, or contact us at 610-344-6410 or pollw[email protected].
The political parties and the Department of Voter Services must then fill the position by appointment.
Yes, students of good standing who are 17 years of age or older may serve as clerks or machine operators. Students must complete and submit the Student Authorization Form. The form must be signed by both the school and the student's parent/guardian prior to the election.
Yes, as long as the committee person does not engage in any political activity while the polls are open and acts in a nonpartisan manner while working the polls.