What does an Election Poll Worker do at a polling site?
Election Poll Worker’s provide a valuable service to their community during elections by working as poll site Election Judges, Alternate Judges or Election Clerks.
Some basic duties are:
- Greeting and assisting each voter as they come into the polling place.
- Verifying the eligibility of voter in order to cast ballot using election software.
- Providing assistance to voters with voting equipment, accessibility to polling site (ADA) and other voting needs.
- Bilingual clerks assist as translators for voters and other poll workers in assisting limited English speakers during the voting process.
What are some basic eligibility requirements?
- Registered to vote in Denton County 30 days before election day.
- Cannot be an elected official or be employed by an elected official.
- Great customer service skills and desire to help voters.
- Detail-oriented, organized, able to follow election laws per training.
Will training be provided?
Poll workers receive training from Elections Administration staff on the procedures, equipment, documentation and customer service needed for a successful poll site.
How much will I be paid?
The wages for working at a poll site range between $12.00-$14.00 per hour, depending on the election type and the assigned role (Judge, Alternate Judge and/or Clerk).
What is the average time commitment?
During Early Voting, poll workers should be available to work in 4hr/12hr shifts for 8-9 days. On Election Day the shift is for approximately 12 hours. Elections are generally held in May and November. If additional elections occur, poll workers may be contacted to inquire about availability to work at poll sites.
How can I apply to become an Election Poll Worker?
You can fill out our online poll worker application here or call (940) 349-3200 to have one mailed to you.