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Sign Up to be a Poll Worker

If you are available on Election Day
Come work with us as a Poll Worker!

Why would I consider being a Poll Worker?
(Precinct Election Official is the formal title)

  • This is an important role in our democracy.
  • Learn more about the voting process.
  • Earn some extra spending money.

Why am I needed?

Marion County employees more than 100 precinct election officials to conduct an election.  We need you help to make this possible.

When am I needed?

Every time Marion County holds an election. Your work hours are: 5:30 a.m. until all precinct work is complete and you are released by your Voting Location Manager (approximately 8:00 p.m.)

How do I apply?

Applicants may contact the Marion County Board of Elections via phone at 740-223-4090 or email us.

Who qualifies to be a Poll Worker?

  • A registered voter in Marion County.
  • Enjoy working with the public.
  • Complete application with the Marion County Board of Elections.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony.

What do I have to do?

  • Report for work at 5:30 a.m. on Election Day
  • Activate voting equipment
  • Process voters
  • Demonstrate voting procedures to voters
  • Certify work done at precinct
  • Attend a training session every election cycle when you work

Where will I work?

When possible, in your own polling place, however you will be scheduled where needed.

Will I get paid?

  • Yes