Volunteer to be a poll worker – Apr 28

Posted by Pennsylvania Department of State on December 3, 2019

Be a champion of democracy!
Become a poll worker.

Every year, elections in Pennsylvania are made possible by thousands of regular citizens who serve as poll workers. These are the people who do the important work of checking in voters at polling places and setting them up at voting ma-chines. At the end of the night, poll workers deliver the returns to county election officials. We depend on these workers to run fair and secure elections.

An Ongoing Need
Although the polls are busiest during presidential election years when voter turnout is high, the number of polling places open on Election Day does not change from year to year. This means more than 40,000 poll workers are needed at least twice a year, every year, to staff the polls across Pennsylvania. While this has always been the case, in recent years, county officials have found it increasingly difficult to fill these positions.

Poll workers generally work all day on Election Day, from before the polls open at 7 a.m. until after the polls close at 8 p.m. In addition, they may be asked to attend a training session before the election. They can also watch training videos on the Pennsylvania Department of State website at http://www.VotesPA.com. The good news is that poll workers are paid for their time on Election Day. Some counties also pay poll workers for attending training.

The next election will be Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

Learn more and apply here by filling out the Poll Worker Interest Form: https://www.votespa.com/resources/pages/be-a-poll-worker.aspx

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