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Election Day Poll Worker Jobs

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Become a Poll Worker

Complete the application, and submit it electronically!  Click HERE!

 

To request a blank copy of the Poll Worker Brochure or Application:

Contact us at: 770-528-2581 or email your request to [email protected]

Election Day Poll Workers

Cobb County continually looks for residents that want to serve their community by working on election day as a poll worker. Election day poll workers will help set up and open the polling place, greet voters, assist voters, and close the polling place.

We are looking for workers who take pride in their work, are patient, take direction well, and who pay attention to detail.

Benefits

  • Get paid to serve your community.
  • Unique Opportunity to experience the fundamental part of the voting process.
  • Cultivate an interest in the election process.
  • Work side by side with your neighbors.
  • Gain resume experience.

Polling Positions

There are several positions you can work as an election day poll worker.

Poll Managers oversee the precinct and have added responsibilities prior to election day, such as picking up the supplies and inspecting the polling place. On election night, the Poll Manager and must deliver the election evidence to the elections preparation center.            

Assistant Poll Managers supervise other workers, gain experience at designated stations, and help the Poll Manager as assigned.  

Clerks, along with the management team, will greet voters, determine eligibility, and assist voters as needed throughout the day.

One worker must accompany the Poll Manager on election night to drop off election evidence. Poll Workers must work at least one election before being considered for Poll Manager or Assistant Poll Manager positions.

Qualifications

  • At least 16 years and older
  • U.S. Citizen and can read, write, and speak English
  • Resident of Cobb County or employed by Cobb County
  • No prior felony convictions for at least 10 years
  • Trained for each election

About being a Poll Worker

How do I become a poll worker?
  1. First, 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.
  2. Second, application, cut on dotted line and mail to Cobb County Board of Elections & Registration, P.O. Box 649, Marietta, GA 30061-0649; or fax to 770-528-2519; or scan and email to [email protected].
  3. Third, attend a required training session prior to each election which will make you eligible as a poll worker. You must provide your own transportation. You will be required to provide documents that establish your identification and your employment authorization.
Is this a volunteer position?

No. Poll workers get paid for their services. 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. 

What are the work hours?

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.

What positions are available?

The Poll Manager is in charge of the precinct and has added responsibilities prior to Election Day, such as picking up the supplies before Election Day and inspecting the polling place. On election night, the Poll Manager must deliver the election evidence to the elections preparation center.

The Assistant Poll Manager supervises other workers and helps the Poll Manager where needed.

All workers, including Clerks, will greet voters, determine eligibility, and assist voters as needed. One worker accompanies the Poll Manager on election night to drop off election evidence. Poll workers must work at least one election before being considered for Poll Manager or Assistant Poll Manager positions.

How will I know if I am hired?

An area supervisor will contact you and ask if you are available to work the election. You will receive a letter explaining what is required to complete the hiring process.

What training is required?

All poll workers are required by law to attend training prior to each election. Your area supervisor will work with you to schedule the day and time of each class. All classes are held at The West Park Government Center at 736 Whitlock Ave. in Marietta. Poll workers will be paid $20 for the 3-hour class and $30 for the 4-hour class. Your area manager will decide what type of training is needed. Upon completion of training, you will be given a poll worker manual to use as a key resource for working the polls and using the voting equipment.

If a poll worker is not trained prior to an election, he or she will not be allowed to work the polls on Election Day.

Do I have to attend a training class every time I work an election?

Yes, law requires that a poll worker must be trained prior to working any election (with the exception of a runoff). Procedures, laws and rules can change prior to every election being held.

What about returning poll workers?

If you are an active poll worker, you do not have to apply again. Your record will remain active in our database if you have worked at the polls in the past.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at 770-528-2581.