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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 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.