Student Poll Worker

Becoming a student poll worker is a great opportunity to serve your community, learn more about the voting process, and understand the importance of voting.


What are the Requirements to become a Student Poll Worker?

  • You are a high school student
  • You are at least 16 years old
  • You have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • You are a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident
  • You have permission from your parent/guardian and the High School Administration

What are the Rewards for being a Student Poll Worker?

  • It is an awesome opportunity to do something for your Country and experience the fabric of our political system.
  • Hands-on introduction to the Democratic process
  • Students can earn community service hours (check with your school for their policy)
  • Students are more likely to become lifelong voters
  • Volunteering looks great on college and scholarship applications
  • Students can earn $120

What are the Duties of a Student Poll Worker?

  • Attend a training class that is required for all poll workers
  • Arrange transportation to and from poll site
  • Serve on Election Day at assigned polling location from 6 AM, until all duties are completed (approximately 9:30 PM).
  • Help set up voting equipment and open the polls by 7 AM.
  • Facilitate voting by issuing ballots and checking off voters in the roster
  • Help close the polls at 8 PM and count and prepare the ballots to be picked up

To apply to become a Student Poll Worker complete the application by clicking on the link below.

Student Poll Worker Application