Poll Worker Information

Election Day Employees
The Jefferson County Board of Elections is currently looking for persons to work at the polls on Election Day. Beginning pay is $100 per day, with an opportunity for advancement. You may know people who are poll workers, and if you do, they will tell you that it can be a very rewarding day.

Be advised, however, as a poll worker, you will be required to attend a training session. You also must report to your assigned polling location at 6 a.m. on the day of the election and work until the polls close and all paper work and machine close out is completed. Typically, you will complete your assignment by 8 p.m., but there are times when your day could be longer.

Requirements to be Poll Worker
In order to be a poll worker, you must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a citizen of the United States and a resident of Jefferson County.
  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • Be able to read, write, and speak the English language.
  • No person holding public office or Candidate for Office may serve as a poll worker.
  • An immediate relative of an elected official cannot serve in an election where the relative is a candidate.
  • Must have a general knowledge of computers.
  • Must be able to withstand at least a 14-hour day of work.
As you can see, it is very easy to become a poll worker. If you are interested, please contact our office at 478-625-8357. We appreciate your interest and look forward to bringing you on board.

Georgia Election Code Section 21-2-8 states that no person convicted of a felony shall serve as a Poll Officer unless his civil rights have been restored.