All volunteers who work at the poll are known as Election Officers. To apply for and get more information about working at the polls, click on the link(s) below.

Poll Worker Job Descriptions

Poll Worker Application

Will I be trained to be a Poll Worker?


All poll workers must attend an overview training session to work at a polling site. Only workers that have been selected to work in the upcoming election will be able to make an on-line reservation for a training class.

Advance reservations are required for all training classes.
Reservations are made on a "first come first served" basis.

November 8, 2022 General Election Poll Worker Training Manual

It is very important to sign up and attend training classes as a poll worker to be the best you can to assist voters and be of outstanding service on Election Day. Election processes are continually changing and it's important to be aware of all the changes in regulations and procedures.

For the Training Class Schedule, click on the link below.

Poll Worker Portal

You can also make training classes reservations by calling:

Kern County Elections Division
(661) 868-3590
1-800-452-VOTE (8683)

When making your training reservation, be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Name
  • ID #
  • Contact Phone Number

Phone-in reservations are updated every two hours throughout the business day.