Poll Workers to Receive Additional Stipend for Upcoming Primary and Election
The Board of Commissioners passed an agenda item at their May 26 meeting to approve an additional retention stipend for poll workers who work the June 9, 2020 Primary and Election.
Currently, the rate of pay per election is $200 for poll managers, $150 for assistant poll managers, and $115 for clerks. Poll workers are also paid $15 to help set up the poll to which they are assigned for Election Day. Cobb Elections would like to staff election day polls with 9-12 people per poll but is having difficulty getting workers to commit during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a retention incentive, Cobb County has offered an additional stipend of $50 per worker.
To become a poll worker you must be at least 16 years old, a U.S. citizen, a resident of Cobb County, or an employee of Cobb County government. You must be able to read, write, and speak the English language and have had no prior felony convictions for at least 10 years.
All poll workers must be at their assigned polling place at 6 a.m. on Election Day until approximately 9 p.m. The day ends when all election evidence is reconciled, and all materials have been packed away.
Cobb County continually looks for residents who want to serve their community by working on election day as a poll worker. Click here for more information.