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Become A Poll worker

A poll worker is a person who assists the Board of Elections at the Polling Place on Election Day, by giving Registered Voters their Ballot to exercise their right to vote. Each Precinct must have two Democratic and two Republican Poll workers. A person not affiliated with any political party may serve in either a Democratic or a Republican Poll worker position.

If you are interested in being a Poll Worker, please call the Board of Elections to set up a time to sign up. You must come into our office and sign up for payroll. You will need to bring your social security card and your drivers license or Ohio identification card.

View Pollworker Information from the Secretary of State or take the online training guide.


Primary Elections – March (presidential years) or May
General Elections – November
Special Elections – February or August


You must

  • be a registered Voter in Miami County
  • complete required training every 3 years for Precinct Judges, every 2 years for Presiding Judges.
  • must attend the appropriate training sessions if you are a new Elections Official or Judge.
  • have voted in a Primary Election and declared your politics. (either democrat or republican)
  • enjoy working with people available for current election


You will also be asked if you would be willing to work in an area outside of your polling location.

We always need people who are willing to “float” to other precincts.


Tuesday, Election Day, 6:00 a.m. to 8:00pm.

Precinct (regular) Judges receive $124.00 per election + $15 for training.

The Presiding (head) Judge receives $132.00 per election, $20 for training, plus a mileage stipend for picking up the precinct supplies prior to election day and returning all voting material after the close of polls on election night.

For Further Information, Contact:

Board of Elections
Miami County Courthouse.
215 West Main Street
Troy, OH 45373
Phone Numbers: (937) 440-3900
Fax Number: (937) 440-3901