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 185 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: 5:45 a.m. until all precinct work is completed (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 5:45 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.
How much will I be paid?
Election Day Training
Voting Location Manager $121.50 $25.00
Precinct Election Official $110.50 $25.00
May 2021 Poll Worker Classes
There are 3 different classes depending on the table type you are assigned to work and whether you are a PEO or VLM role. Please contact the BOE office at 740-223-4090 to decide which role you would like to work so we can schedule you for the appropriate training class.