Be a Poll Worker!
Be a Guardian of Democracy!

Other than voting — Becoming a Poll Worker (or Poll Watcher) is one of the best ways to help the Democracy thrive and ensure fair elections throughout your State.

STATE-BY-STATE Poll Worker Requirements and Links 
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Also for Poll Watchers)

(Here’s a Link to Graphics for Each State Link to Photo Album of Graphics with requirements for each State https://www.facebook.com/pg/postcardsforAmerica/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1582459445201595)

ABOUT POLL WORKERS and POLL WATCHERS
Poll Workers
(Clerks, Judges, Inspectors, Checker, Moderator, Precinct Worker,) The job includes opening and closing the polling stations, issuing ballots to registered voters, registering voters, monitoring the voting equipment or counting votes. Poll workers are typically paid for working election day. Each state has a different set of laws and rules governing the selection and eligibility of a poll worker. But in general, they are eligible voters registered in the state where they are stationed. Training is typically offered or required both online and in-person, and workers in some states receive increased pay for having the extra instruction. Poll Workers are expected to conduct themselves in a bipartisan manner.
Poll Watchers (Observers, Monitors, Challengers) This volunteer job is to ensure that the voting process runs smoothly and according to the law. To observe the poll workers and voters for any possible violation of election law. Watchers are typically allowed to watch the casting of ballots, testing of voting equipment and the counting of the ballots. States generally specify the number of partisan observers allowed at the polling place, how they are appointed and trained, when and where they are allowed to operate and what their responsibilities entail. They can be appointed by political candidates, parties, and groups that advocate for or against specific policies. Poll Watchers are partisan citizen observers.

STATE-BY-STATE REQUIREMENTS WITH LINKS

ALABAMA
In order to be a poll worker in Alabama:
You must be registered to vote in Alabama, be at least 18 years of age, be a resident of the precinct, state your political affiliation and complete the required training. You will be entitled to compensation of $100+
To sign up, contact the local board of elections:
Find yours here:
http://sos.alabama.gov/alabama-votes/board-of-registrars-all-counties
Further Info: http://aldemocrats.org/resource/poll_workers

Poll Worker pages for some counties here:
Houston http://houstoncountyprobate.org/poll-worker-application
Lauderdale: http://lauderdalecountyonline.com/New_Website/Elections/Voter%20Poll%20Worker%20Volunteer%20Form.pdf
Limestone http://www.votelimestone.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Poll-Worker-Application.pdf
Madison http://www.madisoncountyvotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Poll-Worker-Application.pdf
Morgan http://www.morgancountyelections.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Poll-Worker-Application.pdf

Poll watcher: One per party per polling place. Prohibits election officials, including returning officials, from serving as poll watchers.

ALASKA
In order to be a poll worker in Alaska:
You must be registered to vote in Alaska, be at least 18 years of age (except students 16 or older may work at the polls if they are enrolled in public or private high school), must be a resident of the precinct 30 days prior to the election, must state your political affiliation.
You will be entitled to compensation of $9.50/hour.
To sign up, contact the local board of elections:
Find yours here:
Juneau — Region I Southeast Alaska, Kodiak and Kenai Peninsula (Districts 29–36)
Anchorage — Region II Municipality of Anchorage (Districts 13–28)
Matanuska-Sustina — Region II Matanuska-Susitna Borough (Districts 07–08 and 10–12)
Fairbanks — Region III Fairbanks, Interior, Eastern Mat-Su, Valdez (Districts 01–06, 09 and part of 37, 39 and 40)
Nome — Region IV Northern, Western and Southwest Alaska, Aleutian Chain (Districts 37–40)

Poll Watcher: One or more watchers may be present per party, ballot committee, candidate, etc. No more than one watcher on duty at a time.

ARIZONA
In order to be a poll worker in Arizona:
You must be registered to vote in Arizona (unless participating in student program), be at least 16 years of age, be a U.S. Citizen, complete the required training.
Students with citizenship who are 16 years or older may work with parental permission.
You will be entitled to compensation $100+
To sign up, contact the local board of elections:
Find yours here:
https://www.azsos.gov/elections/voting-election/contact-information-county-election-officials
OR signup on this online Application
https://www.azsos.gov/elections/voting-election/election-information/poll-worker-sign-up-en

Poll Worker pages for some counties here:
Apache http://www.co.apache.az.us/elections/poll-workers-information/
Coconino http://www.coconino.az.gov/196/Become-an-Election-Board-Worker
Maricopa https://recorder.maricopa.gov/elections/electionboardworker.aspx
Navajo http://www.navajocountyaz.gov/Departments/Elections/Election-Board-workers
Pinal http://www.pinalcountyaz.gov/elections/Pages/PollWorkerResources.aspx
Yavapai http://apps.yavapai.us/PollWorkerApplication/

Poll Watcher: The county party chairman may appoint one person per precinct; the parties must agree on the total number of people allowed per polling place. If they cannot agree, the rule is one person per party per polling place at a given time.

ARKANSAS
In order to be a poll worker (Clerk, Judge, Inspector) in Arkansas:
You must be registered to vote in Arkansas, must be at least 18 years of age or a high school student, must be a resident of the precinct 31 days prior to the election, must complete the training.
You will be entitled to compensation $95–140.
To sign up, contact your county election commissioner. Find them here:
http://www.arkansas.gov/sbec/election-commissioner

Poll Worker pages for some counties here:
Boone https://www.boonecountyar.com/election
Faulkner http://www.faulknercounty.org/votefaulkner.com/images/forms/pollworkerapp.pdf
Pulaski: http://votepulaski.net/images/06pollworker/poll%20worker%20app.pdf
Sebastian http://www.sebastiancountyar.gov/Portals/0/Content/County%20Judge/ElectionComm/Poll%20Worker%20Form.pdf
Washington https://www.co.washington.ar.us/government/departments-a-e/election-commission/how-to-become-a-poll-worker

Poll Watcher: Requires a “poll watcher authorization form” to be filed with the county clerk; “Only one authorized poll watcher per candidate, group, or party at any one given time may be officially recognized as a poll watcher at each location within a polling site where voters identify themselves to election officials” Allows candidates to be poll watchers with some form of identification.
Rules on Poll Watchers here: https://static.ark.org/eeuploads/elections/2017_Changes_to_Provisional_Voting_Rules_Permanent_FINAL_Clean.pdf

CALIFORNIA
In order to be a poll worker (Inspector, Clerk) in California:
You must be registered to vote in California You must be at least 18 years of age, must be a resident of the precinct and must complete required training.
Students who are 16 years or older may work if they are in good standing with a GPA of a 2.5 and above.
You will be entitled to compensation $105 and $240.
To sign up, contact the local board of elections:
Find yours here:
http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/county-elections-offices/
Further Poll Worker Info: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/poll-worker-information/

Poll Worker pages for some countie here:
Alameda https://www.acgov.org/alco_ssl_app/rov/workers_app/workers_app.jsp
Contra Costa http://www.cocovote.us/wp-content/uploads/County-Worker-Application081516.pdf
Glendale http://www.glendalevotes.org/candidates/online-pollworker-application
Humboldt https://humboldtgov.org/1303/Poll-Workers-Needed
Los Angeles https://apps1.lavote.net/SECURED/pollworker/Default.cfm?AppType=General_Public
Marin https://www.marincounty.org/depts/rv/poll-workers/become-a-poll-worker
Monterey http://www.montereycountyelections.us/poll_app.asp
Nevada https://www.mynevadacounty.com/DocumentCenter/Home/View/13677
Orange https://www.ocvote.com/volunteer/poll-worker-resource-center/
San Bernardino https://www.sbcountyelections.com/Portals/9/ElectionWorkers/PollWorkerApplication.pdf?_=1484781910112
San Diego http://www.sdvote.com/content/dam/rov/en/election/PubPWApp.pdf
San Mateo https://www.shapethefuture.org/electionofficers/application/
Santa Barbara http://www.sbcvote.com/elections/Pollworker.aspx
Shasta http://www.elections.co.shasta.ca.us/volunteer/volunteer-info/becoming-a-poll-worker/poll-worker-application/
Solano https://www.solanocounty.com/depts/rov/workers/default.asp
Stanislaus http://stanvote.com/pdf/forms/poll-worker-online-application.pdf
Ventura https://recorder.countyofventura.org/elections/elections/poll-workers/poll-worker-application/

Poll Watcher: California’s administrative election code places requirements on county election officials to ensure public access for all kinds of observers to watch the elections. In addition, California provides for formal accreditation, credentialing, and registration of observers. Each county has specific rules and procedures for election observation, and observers are requested to work with local election authorities to register and obtain necessary credentials. Formalized accreditation processes may enable states to track observation activities and to require proper training and observers’ compliance with laws.

COLORADO
In order to be a Poll Worker (Election Judge) in Colorado:
You must be registered to vote in Colorado, be at least 18 years of age, Political affiliation generally required, be a resident of the precinct 30 days before the election, must complete required training.
Students with citizenship who are 16 years or older may work with good standing in high school.
You will be entitled to compensation.

To sign up, contact your county election officials. Find yours here: https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/Resources/CountyElectionOffices.html
Info on Election Judges: https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/Resources/BecomeElectionJudge.html
Info on Election Watchers: https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/watchers.html

Poll Worker pages for some counties here:
Arapahoe http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3331722/Election-Judge-Interest-Form-2017
Denver https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/denver/jobs/1387013/election-judge
El Paso http://car.elpasoco.com/Election/Pages/ElectionJudgeInformation.aspx
Larimer https://www.larimer.org/clerk/elections/judges

Poll Watcher: Must be eligible electors; prohibits candidates or family members of candidates; one per party per polling place.

CONNECTICUT
In order to be a poll worker (Assistant Registrar, Moderator, Official Checker) in Connecticut:
You must be registered to vote in Connecticut, must be at least 18 years of age, Political affiliation generally required, must be a resident of the town that you apply, must complete required training.
Students with residency in the town who are 16 years or older may work with written permission from a parent or guardian.
You will be entitled to compensation $185–400.

To sign up, contact your local registrar’s office, find them here:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lPPnstVsiMoR05riLrnzEDl_f_5b4L91

Poll Worker pages for some counties here:
Fairfield http://www.fairfieldelections.com/Pages/For_Voters/Precinct_Election_Official/
Hamden http://www.hamden.com/content/7089/7093/7091/7129/7266.aspx
Southington http://www.southington.org/content/17216/17323/17368.aspx
West Hartford
https://www.westhartfordct.gov/gov/departments/registrars_of_voters/poll_worker_information/default.asp
Wethersfield http://wethersfieldct.gov/filestorage/398/406/13238/POLLWORKER_JOB_DETAILS.pdf

Poll Watcher: In Connecticut, access to observe in polling places is reserved for political party representatives, termed challengers and unofficial checkers. These partisan citizen observers are designated by the town chairman of each party. At least two days ahead of an election, each chairmen submits a list of names to the registrar of voters in order to appoint political party observers to watch all stages of the process. However, pre-election and post-election procedures are open to the public.
A nonpartisan citizen observer group has been observing since 2007. Apply here: http://ctelectionaudit.org/volunteer-2/

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
To become an election worker, you must be a District of Columbia resident and be registered to vote in the District. If you are interested in becoming an election worker, but not yet registered, you can work at the polls as long as you register prior to attending a training class. You cannot be a candidate or nominee for any elected office and cannot work for a political party, political committee, or campaign.

Info https://www.dcboe.org/election_info/election_day_worker/index.asp
Application: https://www.dcboe.org/election_info/election_day_worker/edw_step1.asp

DELAWARE
In order to be a poll worker (Inspector, Judge, Clerk) in Delaware:
You must be registered to vote in Delaware, be at least 18 years of age, Political affiliation generally required, must be a resident of the election district for the 30 days prior to the election, must complete required training.
High school students with residency in the state who are 16 years or older may work with written permission from a parent or guardian and school principal. College students with at least part time enrollment in their college or university can work within the respected county.
You will be entitled to compensation of up to $200+
To sign up contact your election board, find them here: https://elections.delaware.gov/locations.shtml
Application: https://electionskc.delaware.gov/pollworker/pollworker_form.html

Poll Worker Applications for some counties here:
Kent https://electionskc.delaware.gov/pollworker/pollworker_form.html
New Castle https://electionsncc.delaware.gov/poll_workers/pw_application.pdf
Sussex https://electionssc.delaware.gov/Working%20the%20polls.shtml

Poll Watcher: The county chairperson of each political party with a candidate on a provisional ballot within the county may appoint in writing 1 observer to be in the room where provisional ballots are being reviewed and tallied.

FLORIDA
In order to be a poll worker (Poll Clerk, Precinct Tech, Precinct Deputy, Inside Deputy, EVid Operator, Ballot Box Inspector, Ballot Distributor) in Florida:
A poll worker is required to attend at least 2 hours of training (at least 3 hours if holding a higher position) prior to each election that he or she is serving. As a poll worker you must be a registered qualified elector of the county in which you are serving. You must also be able to read and write the English language. Bi-lingual speakers (especially those who speak Spanish) are encouraged to apply and serve. A poll worker is paid up to $400.
Contact your County Supervisor of Elections about becoming a poll worker. Find them here: http://dos.myflorida.com/elections/contacts/supervisor-of-elections/
Info https://www.votebrevard.com/poll-workers/poll-worker-information

Poll Worker Applications for some counties here:
Citrus https://www.votecitrus.com/Poll-Workers/Poll-Worker-Application-Form
Columbia https://www.votecolumbia.com/Pollworkers/What-is-a-Poll-Worker
Duval https://www.duvalelections.com/Poll-Workers/Poll-Worker-Application-Form
Escambia http://s3.amazonaws.com/escambiavotes_com/documents/823/original_2017_EW_Application.pdf?1492798380
Flagler https://www.flaglerelections.com/Portals/Flagler/pdfs/poll-worker-app.pdf
Hillsborough https://www.voterfocus.com/machformvr/view.php?id=11&countyform=hillsborough
Lee http://www.lee.vote/poll-workers/poll-worker-application/
Leon https://www.leonvotes.org/Poll-Workers/Online-PW-Application
Miami-Dade https://www.miamidade.gov/elections/pollworker.asp
Okaloosa https://www.govote-okaloosa.com/Programs/Poll-Workers#JoinThePatriotTeam
Okeechobee https://www.voteokeechobee.com/Election-Information/Poll-Worker-App-Online
Palm Beach Conty http://www.precinctfind.com/pollworker/PW_add_palm.php
Pinellas https://www.votepinellas.com/Poll-Worker/Poll-Worker-Application
Polk https://www.polkelections.com/Election-Worker
Santa Rosa https://www.votesantarosa.com/Poll-Worker-Information/Poll-Worker-Application
Washington https://www.wcsoe.org/Poll-Worker-Application

Poll Watcher: A “qualified and registered elector” in the county in which he/she will serve; one per party and one per candidate, cannot be candidate or law enforcement officer. Must wear a badge identifying them by name.

GEORGIA
In order to be a poll worker in Georgia:
You must be at least 16 years of age, be a resident of the county that you apply for, must complete required training. You will be entitled to compensation of $100+
To sign up, contact your local board of elections. Find them here:
http://sos.ga.gov/cgi-bin/countyelectionofficesindex.asp

Poll Worker Applications for some counties here:
Cherokee http://voter.cherokeega.com/uploads/Poll%20Worker%20Application.pdf
Clayton http://www.claytoncountyga.gov/pdfs/brd_elections_registrations/pollworkers_app2011_rev.pdf
DeKalb https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/sites/default/files/user306/Poll%20Official%20Application.pdf
Floyd file:///Users/fisherberger/Downloads/Poll_Officer_App.pdf
Fulton http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/fcelectionspwa
Jackson http://www.jacksoncountygov.com/DocumentCenter/View/1662
Newton http://www.co.newton.ga.us/home/showdocument?id=5489
Riverdale https://www.riverdalega.gov/forms.aspx?FID=86

Poll Watcher: Prohibits candidates from serving as poll watchers; two per precinct in the general election and one per precinct per candidate in the primary election. Must wear a badge saying “Official Poll Watcher.”

HAWAII
In order to be a poll worker in Hawaii:
You must be qualified to register to vote in Hawaii, You must be at least 16 years old by June 30th of the election year Party affiliation generally required, You must be a resident of the precinct, You will be entitled to compensation. New poll workers must complete required training.

To sign up, contact your county board of elections here:
http://elections.hawaii.gov/resources/county-election-divisions/

Application http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/elections-election-day-workers/

Poll Watcher: Names must be submitted to local election officials 10 days prior to the election; one per party. Must be registered voters. Prohibits parents, spouses, siblings, children or the candidates themselves. Also prohibits candidates from the primary who failed to receive a nomination from being a poll watcher in the general election.

IDAHO
In order to be a poll worker in Idaho:
Political affiliation preferred. It is recommended that you are a resident of the election district for the 30 days prior to the election, must complete required training. Students with citizenship who are 17 years old may work.
You will be entitled to compensation up to $125.
To sign up, contact your county clerk here: https://idahovotes.gov/county-clerks/

Poll Worker Applications for some counties here:
Ada https://adacounty.id.gov/elections/Work-with-Elections/Poll-Worker-Application
Bonneville http://www.co.bonneville.id.us/images/PDF/Elections/Poll%20Worker%20Application.pdf
Canyon https://www.canyonco.org/elected-officials/clerk/elections/poll-worker/
Kootenai http://www.kcgov.us/elections/pollworkers/application.asp
Madison https://www.co.madison.id.us/departments/elections/36-become-a-poll-worker
Nez Perce https://www.co.nezperce.id.us/ElectedOfficials/ClerkAuditor/Elections/PollWorkers.aspx

Poll Watcher: The county clerk shall, upon receipt of a written request, such request to be received no later than twelve (12) days prior to the day of election, direct that the election judges permit one (1) person authorized by each political party, if the election is a partisan election, to be at the polling place for the purpose of challenging voters, and shall, if requested, permit any one (1) person authorized by a candidate, several candidates or political party, to be present to serve as a watcher to observe the conduct of the election.

ILLINOIS
In order to be a poll worker (Election judge, Deputy Registrar) in Illinois:
You must be registered to vote in Illinois, You must be at least 18 years of age Political affiliation required Term requirement of 2 years, You will be entitled to compensation, You must be a resident of the precinct for the 30 days prior to the election, You must complete required training. Students with citizenship who are 17 years old may work with written permission from a parent or guardian and school principal and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0
To sign up, contact your election authority, look up here: https://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionAuthorities/ElecAuthorityList.aspx?Selected=%2bIHSSrbpo26avwCzKkXGATtuPAu0%2bSbrbjb1uaLgD14lQ443gnFVd5aEzGS9IUri

Info on Election Judges: http://www.elections.il.gov/downloads/electioninformation/pdf/electionjudges.pdf

Poll Worker Applications for some counties here:
Chicago https://chicagoelections.com/en/serving-as-a-judge-of-election.html
Cook https://www.snagajob.com/job-seeker/jobs/job-details.aspx?postingid=22857158
DuPage https://www.dupageco.org/Election/InterestForm/
Lake https://www.lakecountyil.gov/326/Election-Judges
McHenry https://www.co.mchenry.il.us/county-government/departments-a-i/county-clerk/elections/election-judges
McLean http://mcleancountyil.gov/index.aspx?NID=235
Tazewell http://www.tazewell.com/CountyClerk/images/Election%20Judge%20Application.pdf
Winnebago http://www.winnebagocountyclerk.com/for-voters/become-an-election-judge

Poll Watcher: The parties and candidates can each appoint two per precinct; organizations that are concerned with the election and nonpartisan civic organizations can appoint one per precinct provided they register with the elections authority 40 days before the election; there can be no more than two people from nonpartisan civic organizations at a polling place at a given time.

IOWA
To be a precinct worker in Iowa:
You must be registered to vote in Iowa, be at least 18 years of age, Political affiliation required, be a resident of the country, must complete required training.
High school junior and senior students may work if they meet certain statutory requirements.
To sign up, contact your County Auditor Office/Commissioner of Elections:
Lookup here:
https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/auditors/auditorslist.html
List here: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/auditors/auditor.asp?CountyID=00

Poll Worker Applications for some counties here:
Decatur https://decatur.municipalcms.com/pview.aspx?id=25114&catID=593
Pasco https://www.pascovotes.com/Pollworkers/Pollworker-Application
Pottawattamie https://pottcounty-ia.gov/departments/auditor/poll-workers/
Scott https://www.scottcountyiowa.com/auditor/poll-workers

Poll Watcher: No more than three at a time per political party. No more than one at a time per nonparty political organizations, candidates nominated by petition, and any other nonpartisan candidate in a school or city election. People with an interest in a ballot issue who file in advance an intent to be an observer. No candidates; no elected officials whose names appear on the ballot; no precinct workers; to challenge a voter, must be a registered voter.

INDIANA
To be a poll worker (Inspector, Judge, Clerk) in Indiana:
You must be a registered voter and a resident of the county in which you wish to work, must be at least 18 years old (or 16/17 if participating in Election Day Live), Precinct resident for at least 30 days, Training required. Compensation up to $200.
To sign up, contact your county election board: https://indianavoters.in.gov/CountyContact/index
Further Info http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2674.htm
Pollworker info Guide 2018 http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/files/2018%20Poll%20Worker%20Information%20Guide.pdf

Poll Worker Applications for some counties here:
Allen http://www.allencounty.us/poll-worker-application
Hamilton http://boe.hamilton-co.org/poll-workers/how-to-become-a-poll-worker.aspx
Marion http://www.indy.gov/eGov/County/Clerk/Election/Workers_Info/Pages/PollWorkerSign-up.aspx
Miami https://www.miamicountyin.gov/321/Do-You-Want-to-be-a-Poll-Worker
Whitley http://www.whitleygov.com/eGov/apps/services/index.egov?view=detail;id=57

Poll Watcher: Watchers may be appointed by the state chairman and county chairman of bona fide political parties, independent candidates for federal office certain candidates, the county election board in certain votes on public questions, or by the media to monitor activities at the polling place. Each political party, independent candidate, and media may have only one watcher at each precinct at any time during Election Day. A watcher must be a registered voter of the county.

KANSAS
In order to be a poll worker in Kansas:
You must be registered to vote in Kansas, must be at least 18 years of age, Political affiliation required, must be a resident of the area in which you will vote, must complete required training. Students who are at least 16 years old and meet all other elector qualifications may be selected to serve.
You will be entitled to compensation.

To sign up, contact your County election office. Find them here: http://www.sos.ks.gov/elections/elections_registration_ceo.asp

Info on Voluntering: http://www.voteks.org/after-you-vote/volunteer.html

Poll Worker Applications for some counties here:
Douglas https://www.douglascountyks.org/depts/voting-and-elections/becoming-election-worker
Haskell http://www.haskellcounty.org/CountyDepartments/CountyClerk/tabid/10156/Default.aspx
Kansas City https://www.kceb.org/elections/workers/
Johnson https://www.jocoportal.org/ElectionJudgeApplication.aspx
Sedgwick
https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/elections/applications/election_worker_application.pdf
Shawnee http://www.snco.us/election/document/application-boardworker-standard.pdf

Poll Watcher: Must be either a member of a candidate’s family, a registered voter, or at least 14 years of age but satisfy all of the other requirements for being a voter other than age; candidates, precinct committee members, write-in candidates, and issue campaign committees are each limited to one representative per polling place. Must wear badge identifying person as “Observer.”

KENTUCKY
In order to be a poll worker/precinct officer in Kentucky:
You must be registered to vote in Kentucky, must be at least 18 years of age, Political affiliation generally required. You cannot change your party affiliation for one year prior to your appointment as precinct officer, You must be a resident of the precinct, You must complete required training, Each precinct allows one minor who is 17 years old to work. All minors who will turn 18 on the day or before the election may serve as an election officer. You cannot be a candidate during that election year or be related to a candidate in the precinct. You will be entitled to compensation

To signup, contact your county clerks. Find them here: https://elect.ky.gov/contactcountyclerks/Pages/default.aspx
Info: https://elect.ky.gov/Precinctelectionofficer/Pages/default.aspx

Poll Worker Applications for some counties here:
Boone https://booneclerk.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Updated-Brochure-for-Poll-Workers-Trifold.pdf
Bullitt http://www.bullittcountyclerk.com/documents/ApplicationforPollWorker_000.pdf
Jefferson http://www.jeffersoncountyclerk.org/EOApplication/
Madison https://madisoncountyky.us/democlerk/index.php/elections/voter-information/election-precinct-officers-poll-workers
Scott https://scottcountyclerk.com/peo-application/
Spencer http://www.spencercountyclerk.com/precinct-election-officer-application.php

Poll Watcher: No more than two people appointed by each party per precinct to be submitted to the county clerk in advance of the election; must be a registered voter in the county.

LOUISIANA
To be a poll worker (election commissioner) in Louisiana:
You must be registered to vote in Louisiana, be at least 18 years of age, Political affiliation required, be a resident of election precinct, must complete required training, must not be qualified for assistance; must not be a candidate or a law enforcement officer.
Students who are at least 17 years of age who are otherwise a qualified voter may work if they are registered as a high school senior. College students may choose to register to vote in either the state they are attending school or the place they reside when they are not in school.
Must submit names to the local officials ten days prior to the election.
You will be entitled to compensation up to $250.

To signup, fill out Poll Commissioner application here: https://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/PublishedDocuments/BecomeAPollCommissioner.pdf
And send to your Parish Clerk of Court Office, addresses here: https://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/PublishedDocuments/ClerkOfCourtAndRegistrarOfVotersList.pdf
Info: https://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/GetInvolved/BecomeAnElectionWorker/Pages/default.aspx
Election Day Training video: https://s3.amazonaws.com/avserver3.sos.la.gov/video/elections/2016_Election_Day_Training_Video/index.html

Poll Worker Applications for some counties here:
Ascension http://www.ascensionclerk.com/Elections
Caddo http://www.caddoclerk.com/election.htm
Jefferson https://www.jpclerkofcourt.us/elections/poll-commissioners/

Poll Watcher: Each candidate is entitled to have one watcher and one alternate watcher at every precinct on election day where the office he seeks is on the ballot in a primary or general election. • In addition, each candidate may designate one (1) watcher as a “Super Watcher” who shall have the same qualifications, powers and duties of watchers and who shall be admitted as a watcher in every precinct in the candidate’s election. The list of watchers must be submitted to the county clerk ten days prior to the election.

MAINE
To be a Poll Worker (Warden, Ward Clerk, Election Clerk, Deputy Registrar) in Maine:
You must be registered to vote in Maine, be at least 18 years of age (except students 17 or older may work at the polls as student election clerks for specific elections), must attend training at least once every two years.
You might be entitled to compensation, depending on the jurisdiction.
To sign up, contact your Municipal Registrar. Find them here: http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/munic.html
Info: http://legislature.maine.gov/statutes/21-A/title21-Asec503.html

Poll Worker Applications for some cities/counties here:
Auburn http://www.auburnmaine.gov/pages/government/election-workers-auburn-maine
Brunswick http://www.brunswickme.org/departments/town-clerk/elections/
City of South Portland http://www.southportland.org/departments/city-clerk/november-3-2015-election/serve-election-worker/
Portland https://www.portlandmaine.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4558
Westbrook http://www.westbrookmaine.com/DocumentCenter/View/214

Poll Watcher: Municipalities must allow at least one person per party to be a poll watcher.

MARYLAND
In order to be a poll worker (Challenger, Watcher, Election Judge, Registration Volunteer) in Maryland:
You must be registered to vote in Maryland, must be at least 18 years of age, Political affiliation preferred, must be a resident of the county, must complete required training. Students 17 years old who meet all other voting requirements may be appointed. You will be entitled to compensation $150+

To signup, contact your Local Board of Elections. Find them here: http://www.elections.state.md.us/about/county_boards.html
Further Info: http://www.elections.state.md.us/get_involved/index.html

Poll Worker Applications for some counties here:
Anne Arundel http://www.aacounty.org/boards-and-commissions/board-of-elections/election-judges/
Baltimore: https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/elections/elecjudg.html
Calvert http://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?NID=159
Cecil http://www.ccgov.org/government/election-board/how-to-get-involved/become-an-election-judge
Dorchester: http://dorcomdelections.org/electionjudgeinfo/
Howard https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Board-of-Elections/Election-Judges
Montgomery https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/Elections/ElectionJudge/Overview.html
Prince George https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/962/Become-an-Election-Judge
Talbot http://www.talbotcountymd.gov/index.php?page=Election_Judge
Washington https://www.washco-mdelections.org/become-an-election-judge

Poll Watcher: A state or local board of elections, a candidate, political party, or any other group of voters supporting a candidate or issue can appoint an accredited poll challenger or watcher. Must be a registered voter. Election judges may allow non-accredited challengers or watchers to enter the polling place to challenge a person’s vote.

MASSACHUSETTS
In order to be a poll worker in Massachusetts:
You must be registered to vote in Massachusetts, must be at least 18 years of age, Political affiliation preferred, must be a resident of the county or precinct.
Two students who are 16 or 17 years old may be appointed if they meet all other voter requirements and get permission from a parent or principal.
You will be entitled to compensation

To sign up, contact your local board of elections. Find them here: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleclk/clkidx.htm

Poll Worker Applications for some cities/counties here:
Boston https://www.boston.gov/how-apply-become-poll-worker
Burlington http://www.burlington.org/town_government/town_clerk/docs/pollworkerappl.pdf
Everett http://www.cityofeverett.com/DocumentCenter/View/660
Haverhill http://www.haverhillma.gov/government/board_of_registrars_of_voters_-_elections/be_a_poll_worker.php
Lowell https://www.lowellma.gov/317/Election-Workers
Lawrence http://www.cityoflawrence.com/poll-worker-information.aspx

Poll Watcher: Poll watchers are allowed at polling sites as long as they are not disorderly and do not disrupt voter access to the polls.

MICHIGAN
In order to be a poll worker (Precinct Inspector, Election Inspector) in Michigan:
You must be registered to vote in Michigan, be at least 18 years of age, Political affiliation required, must be a resident of the county, must complete required training.
Students 16 years or older who meet all other voter requirements may be appointed.
You will be entitled to compensation

To signup, contact your local board of elections. 
Find them here:
https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/MVIC/ClerkSearch.aspx
Info: http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-29836-182653--F,00.html
Application: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/Elec_Inspec-Appl_131809_7.pdf?20150422085944

Poll Worker Applications for some cities/counties here:
Ann Arbor https://www.a2gov.org/departments/city-clerk/Elections/Pages/ElectionInspectors.aspx
Berrien https://www.berriencounty.org/217/Poll-Workers
Detroit http://www.detroitmi.gov/How-Do-I/Obtain-Voter-Information/Become-an-Election-Day-Pollworker
Grand Rapids http://grcity.us/city-clerk/Pages/Election-Workers0511-6036.aspx
Oakland https://www.oakgov.com/clerkrod/elections/Pages/poll_worker.aspx
Washtenaw http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/clerk_register/elections/el_pollworkerinfo.html

Poll Watcher: Registered voter in the state; not a candidate or election inspector; challengers must carry an identification card; a political party, organization, or organized entity of interested citizens may designate no more than two people per precinct at any one time.

MINNESOTA
In order to be a poll worker (Election Judge) in Minnesota:
You must be registered to vote in Minnesota, be at least 18 years of age, Political affiliation required, be a resident of the state 20 days prior to the election, must complete required training. Students 16 years or older who are registered in High school may work with written permission from a parent or guardian.
You will be entitled to compensation

To apply, contact a city or county election office using the information below. In an even year, you may also contact your political party prior to May 1.

If you do not live in a city or county listed below, complete the election judge interest form (PDF) and email it to your county election office.

CITY-SPECIFIC ELECTION JUDGE APPLICATIONS

COUNTY-SPECIFIC ELECTION JUDGE APPLICATIONS

Info: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/get-involved/become-an-election-judge/

Poll Watcher: One challenger is permitted per each political party per precinct; ballot issue committees must get signatures from 25 voters to be able to appoint one challenger per precinct, and that person must be a registered voter. Must be residents of the state. Prohibits election judges.

MISSISSIPPI
In order to be a poll worker in Mississippi:
You must be registered to vote in Mississippi, You will be entitled to compensation, You must be at least 18 years of age, You must be a resident of the county, You must complete required training.
Students 16 or older who are enrolled in high school and have residency in the county or municipality may work with a recommendation from the principal.
To sign up, contact your local board of elections. Find them here: http://www.sos.ms.gov/Elections-Voting/Pages/County-Election-Info.aspx

Poll Worker Applications for some cities/counties here:
Amite http://www.amitecounty.ms/election-commissioners
Hinds http://www.hindscountyms.com/elected-offices/election-commission
LeFlore http://www.leflorecounty.org/election-commission
Rankin https://www.rankincounty.org/topic/index.php?topicid=13&structureid=12
Warren https://co.warren.ms.us/election-commission/

Poll Watcher: Poll watchers may be designated by political parties and candidates whose name appears on the ballot in the precinct. Challenges may also be made by candidates, qualified electors, managers, clerks, and poll workers.

MISSOURI
In order to be a poll worker in Missouri:
You must be registered to vote in Missouri, be at least 17 years and 6 months, Political affiliation preferred, must be a resident of the jurisdiction, must complete required training,. Students 15–17 years old must have full time attendance in a Missouri school. You will be entitled to compensation
Info: https://www.sos.mo.gov/pollworker/faqs
To sign up fill out his form: https://s1.sos.mo.gov/pollworker/signup
or contact your local election authority here: https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/localelectionauthority

Poll Worker pages for some cities/counties here:
Clay http://www.claycoelections.com/index.asp?SEC=5D291F16-EA86-4824-A140-4C2636FB1130&Type=B_BASIC
Henry http://www.henrycomo.com/elections/poll-workers/
Jackson https://www.jcebmo.org/election-information/election-workers/
Platte https://static1.squarespace.com/static/561e88cee4b06543191f1ad2/t/562e7c2ce4b07a09bd62d5e2/1445887020740/pollworkerapplication.pdf
St. Louis City https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/board-election-commissioners/sign-up-to-work-the-polls.cfm
St. Louis County https://www.stlouisco.com/yourgovernment/elections/pollworkers

Poll Watcher: Campaigns can designate one challenger per polling place.

MONTANA
In order to be a poll worker (Election Judge) in Montana:
You must be registered to vote in Montana, be at least 18 years of age, be a resident of the precinct, must complete required training. You may be entitled to compensation $9/hour
To sign up, contact your county election administrator.
Find them here:
http://sos.mt.gov/Portals/142/Elections/Forms/electionadministrators.pdf?dt=1483564432976&dt=1515973872523

Info: http://sos.mt.gov/elections/judge/index

Poll Worker pages for some cities/counties here:
Gallatin/Columbia https://sites.google.com/a/columbiacountyny.com/elections/become-a-pollworker
Missoula https://www.missoulacounty.us/government/administration/elections-office/election-judge-information
Ravalli https://ravalli.us/146/About-Elections
Sumner http://www.votesumnertn.org/documents/misc/i-need-you-rev09082017-1.pdf

Poll Watcher: One poll watcher per party per polling place; can’t be a candidate whose name is on the ballot.

NEBRASKA
In order to be a poll worker (election worker) in Nebraska:
You must be registered to vote in Nebraska, You must be at least 18 years of age. Political affiliation generally required. You will be entitled to compensation, You must be a resident of the precinct, You must complete required training.
Students 16 years or older who meet all other voter requirements may be appointed
Application here: http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/pdf/election%20worker%20brochure.pdf
Or contact your County election office here: http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/clerks.html

Poll Worker pages for some cities/counties here:
Buffalo http://www.buffalocounty.ne.gov/POLL-WORKER-INFORMATION
Douglas http://www.votedouglascounty.com/poll_worker_information.aspx
Lancaster https://lancaster.ne.gov/election/pwapp.htm
Platte http://www.plattecounty.net/webpages/election/poll_workers.html
Sarpy https://www.sarpy.com/offices/election-commission/poll-workers
Wayne https://www.waynecountyne.org/index.aspx?NID=118

Poll Watcher: One observer per party per polling place. No such observer shall be connected with any candidate, political party, or measure on the ballot.

NEW HAMPSHIRE
In order to be a poll worker (Moderator, Ward Clerk, Selectmen) in New Hampshire: You must be registered to vote in New Hampshire, be at least 18 years of age, Political affiliation required, must be a resident of the voting district, must complete required training. Students who are 17 years of age may be appointed at the central polling place in state elections.
You will be entitled to compensation $100.

To signup, contact your county clerk. Info here: https://app.sos.nh.gov/Public/ClerkDetails.aspx
Or City Clerk here: http://nhctca.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/CLERK-DIRECTOR-7-28-17.pdf

Poll Watcher: State and municipal party committees can appoint challengers.

NEW JERSEY
In order to be a poll worker in New Jersey:
You must be registered to vote in New Jersey, be at least 18 years of age Political affiliation generally required, be a resident of the county, must complete required training every 2 years. Students 16 or older who meet all other voter requirements may be appointed if they are enrolled in high school and have a written note from a parent or if they graduated from high school and have passed a general education development test.
You will be entitled to compensation $100+

To sign up fill out the application:
Application:
http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/pollworkers/poll-worker-application.pdf
And send to your county board of elections, addresses here: http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/voting-information-local-officials.html

Further Info: http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/county-poll-worker-information.html

Poll Worker pages for some cities/counties here:
Atlantic http://www.atlantic-county.org/board-of-elections/poll-worker-app.asp
Bergen http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/420/Poll-Workers
Gloucester http://www.co.gloucester.nj.us/depts/e/eoff/boe/pollwork/default.asp
Monmouth http://www.monmouthcountyvotes.com/pollworkers/become-a-pollworker/
Morris https://elections.morriscountynj.gov/pollworkers/
Ocean http://www.co.ocean.nj.us/ElectionBoard/ContentPage.aspx?ID=162
Somerset https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/affiliated-agencies/election-board/poll-worker-information

Poll Watcher: County committee chairs for political parties may appoint two challengers per election district.

NEW MEXICO
In order to be a poll worker in New Mexico:
You must be registered to vote in New Mexico, must be at least 18 years of age, Political affiliation considered, must be a resident of the precinct, must complete required training. Messengers and translators may also be appointed.
You will be entitled to compensation $140+

To sign up contact your County Clerk. Find them here: http://www.sos.state.nm.us/Voter_Information/County_Clerk_Information.aspx

Poll Worker pages for some cities/counties here:
Albuquerque https://www.cabq.gov/voting-elections/poll-workers
Bernalillo https://www.bernco.gov/clerk/poll-officials.aspx
DoñaAna https://donaanacounty.org/elections/election-worker-application
Los Alamos https://www.losalamosnm.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_6435726/File/Government/Departments/Human%20Resources/Poll%20Worker%20Application%202017%2020170511.pdf
Rio Arriba http://www.rio-arriba.org/pdf/departments_and_divisions/clerk's_office/260/election_worker_information.pdf
Sandoval http://www.sandovalcountynm.gov/elected-officials/county-clerk/bureau-of-elections/poll-worker-information/
Santa Fe https://www.santafecountynm.gov/clerk/election_worker_signup

Note: New Mexico is one of a few states that explicitly includes academic observers in its election law (N.M. Stat. Ann §1–1–3.2). The state permits nonpartisan observation at all stages of the election and differentiates between “election observers” and “poll watchers or challengers.” Election observers include those who register with the U.S. Department of State as international observers, or with the New Mexico secretary of state as academics engaged in research on elections and the election process. Lonna Rae Atkeson directs the Center for the Study of Voting, Elections and Democracy (C-SVED) at the University of New Mexico and has conducted academic observation in multiple counties over many election cycles. Her team works with the secretary of state’s office and has built relationships with county officials over many years. C-SVED is widely recognized for its work on such issues as voter flow and efficiency in polling places, training and professionalism among poll workers, and privacy for disabled voters.

Poll Watcher: No more than one watcher at a time in a polling location. Must wear identification. Candidates, family members of candidates, and law enforcement officers may not serve. An election related organization or a group of three candidates may appoint poll watchers by providing the Secretary of State’s office with notice at least 10 days prior to the election.

NEW YORK
In order to be a poll worker in New York:
You must be registered to vote in New York, must be at least 18 years of age, Political affiliation required, must be a resident of the county or in New York city must be a resident of the city. A training course and an exam must be completed.
Students 16 or 17 years old who are enrolled in high school may be appointed.
Translator positions also required.
You will be entitled to compensation.

Application here: http://www.elections.ny.gov/BecomePollworker.html
Or contact your local board of elections. Find them here:
http://www.elections.ny.gov/CountyBoards.html

Poll Worker pages for some cities/counties here:
Albany http://www.albanycounty.com/Government/Departments/BoardofElections/pollworkervideos.aspx
Erie http://www.elections.erie.gov/election-poll-workers/become-a-poll-worker/
Monroe https://www2.monroecounty.gov/elections-inspectors.php
NYC https://nyc.electiondayworker.com/ $300+
Oneida https://www.ocgovboe.net/poll-worker-information/poll-worker-application/democratic-poll-worker-application/
Onondaga http://www.ongov.net/elections/electionInspectors.html
Orange http://orangecountygov.com/content/124/126/1172/default.aspx
Putnam http://www.putnamboe.com/welcome/election-inspectors/
Saratoga http://www.saratogacountyny.gov/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Become-a-Pollworker-Form.pdf
Tompkins http://tompkinscountyny.gov/boe/For_ElectionWorkers/How_do_I_become_a_Poll_Worker/Index_PollWorker
Ulster http://ulstercountyny.gov/elections
Westchester http://citizenparticipation.westchestergov.com/election-inspectors
Poll Watcher: Must be a registered voter in the county or city holding the election; can’t be a candidate in that district; an organization, a party committee, or a group of two or more candidates can appoint poll watchers but none of them can have more than three poll watchers in one location at one time and no more than one poll watcher at a time beyond the guardrail.
Poll Watcher Guide NYC: http://vote.nyc.ny.us/downloads/pdf/documents/boe/pollworkers/pollwatchersguide.pdf

NEVADA
In order to be a poll worker in Nevada:
You must be registered to vote in Nevada, must be at least 18 years of age, Political affiliation generally preferred, must be a resident of the county, must complete required training.
Students 16 years or older who are enrolled in high school may be appointed if they meet all other voter requirements
You will be entitled to compensation
To sign up, contact your local board of elections. Find them here:
http://nvsos.gov/sos/elections/voters/county-clerk-contact-information

Poll Worker Applications for some cities/counties here:
Clark http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/election/Pages/EBO.aspx
Pershing http://pershingcounty.net/index.php/Clerk-Treasurer/elections.html
Washoe https://www.washoecounty.us/voters/volunteers/pollworkers/index.php

Poll Watcher: Members of the general public may be poll watchers, but this does not include members of the media or people who are observing the polls solely within a professional capacity.

NORTH CAROLINA
In order to be a poll worker (Precinct Official, Chief Judge, Election Staff) in North Carolina:
You must be registered to vote in North Carolina, must be at least 18 years of age, Political affiliation generally required, must be a resident of state and precinct for 30 days prior to the election, You must complete required training, exam and certification.
Students 17 years of age with county residency may be appointed if they are enrolled in high school and have consent from a parent.
Election officials operate the polls during early voting and on election day by providing services such as setting up the voting equipment, checking in voters, processing ballots, assisting voters with special needs, and closing down/securing the voting site at the end of the day.
You will be entitled to compensation
To sign up, contact your local board of elections. Find them here: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/BOEInfo

Poll Worker Applications for some cities/counties here:
Alexander http://alexandercountync.gov/departments/board-of-elections/become-a-poll-worker/
Buncombe https://www.buncombecounty.org/governing/depts/election/poll-worker.aspx
Catawba http://www.catawbacountync.gov/Elections/pollworker.asp
Forsyth http://www.forsyth.cc/elections/precinct_officials.aspx
Mecklenburg https://www.mecknc.gov/BOE/PollOfficials/Pages/PositionDetails.aspx
Nash https://www.co.nash.nc.us/481/Poll-Workers
Rockingham http://www.co.rockingham.nc.us/pview.aspx?id=14836
Wake http://www.wakegov.com/elections/getinvolved/pages/getinvolved.aspx

Poll Watcher: County party chairs can designate two observers per polling place and 10 at-large observers who are residents of the county and can observe at any polling place in the county; county party chairs can also appoint a runner to receive voting lists. Observers must be registered voters of the county in which they are appointed and must have “good moral character.” Prohibits candidates from serving as observers or runners.

NORTH DAKOTA
In order to be a poll worker in North Dakota:
You must be registered to vote in North Dakota You must be at least 18 years of age Political affiliation required You will be entitled to compensation You must be a resident of the precinct for the 30 days prior to the election You must complete required training Students 16 or 17 years old who meet all other voter requirements may be appointed if they are students in good standing at a North Dakota high school
To sign up, contact your county election officials. Find them here: https://vip.sos.nd.gov/CountyAuditors.aspx

Poll Worker Applications for some cities/counties here:
Billings http://www.billingscountynd.gov/auditor.asp
Burleigh brochure http://www.burleighco.com/uploads/resources/857/become-a-poll-worker-brochure.pdf
Cass County (with application) https://www.casscountynd.gov/our-county/auditor/elections/serving-as-an-election-worker
McHenry http://www.mchenrycountynd.com/auditor/
Morton County http://www.co.morton.nd.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={DFA581D0-9EC9-4E15-8590-672D2B6D1158}
Rolette http://www.rolettecounty.com/Election/Welcome.htm

Poll Watcher: Election observers must wear a badge with the name of the observer and the name of the organization that observer is representing.

OHIO
In order to be a poll worker (precinct election official/PEO) in Ohio:
You must be registered to vote in the county in which you plan to work, be at least 18 years of age, must be a resident of the county and state for the 30 days prior to the election must complete required training. You must not have been convicted of a felony. You cannot be running as a candidate for the election in which you are working.
Students 17 years old must be a country resident and enrolled in senior year of high school to be appointed. You will be entitled to compensation $160+
Info: https://www.sos.state.oh.us/elections/precinct-election-officials/

Apply Online here: https://www.sos.state.oh.us/elections/precinct-election-officials/sign-up/
Or contact your County Board of Elections: https://www.sos.state.oh.us/elections/elections-officials/county-boards-of-elections-directory/

Poll Worker Applications for some cities/counties here:
Athens http://electionsonthe.net/oh/Athens/elecwork.html
Butler http://www.butlercountyelections.org/how_do_i_become_a_poll_worker/index.php
Clermont http://clermontcountyohio.gov/2016/06/14/earn-130-be-a-poll-worker-for-clermont-county-in-november/
Cuyahoga https://boe.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/poll-workers.aspx
Franklin https://vote.franklincountyohio.gov/poll-worker/
Hamilton http://boe.hamilton-co.org/poll-workers/how-to-become-a-poll-worker.aspx
Lucas http://co.lucas.oh.us/80/Poll-Workers
Mahoning http://vote.mahoningcountyoh.gov/FormCenter/Board-of-Elections-4/Precinct-Election-Official-Application-43
Montgomergy http://www.mcohio.org/government/county_agencies/board_of_elections/pollworkers/index.php
Stark http://www.starkcountyohio.gov/board-of-elections/pollworker-information
Tuscarawas http://boe.co.tuscarawas.oh.us/pworkerinfo.htm
Washington http://www.washingtongov.org/index.aspx?NID=567
Wayne http://www.votewayne.org/poll-workers/register-be-poll-worker

Poll Watcher: Must be a registered voter in the precinct; can’t be a candidate; can be appointed by a political party or a group of five or more candidates; one person per precinct; can’t be a uniformed peace officer, state patrolman, member of an organized militia or any other person in uniform; can’t be carrying a firearm or deadly weapon.

OKLAHOMA
In order to be a poll worker in Oklahoma: You must be registered to vote in Oklahoma You will be entitled to compensation You must be at least 18 years of age Political affiliation required You must be a resident of the county for the 25 days prior to the election You must complete required training every two years
To signup, contact your County Election Board. Find them here: https://www.ok.gov/elections/documents/cebinfo.pdf

Poll Worker Applications for some cities/counties here:
Blaine https://blaine.okcounties.org/offices/Election%20Board
Canadian https://www.canadiancounty.org/index.aspx?nid=930
Pittsburg https://pittsburg.okcounties.org/departments/Election%20Board/election-board-duties
Tulsa https://www.tulsacounty.org/TulsaCounty/dynamic.aspx?id=12982

Poll Watcher: Any candidate or recognized political party is entitled to have a poll watcher; must file with the Secretary of State or County Election Board by 5 p.m. the Wednesday before the election.

OREGON
Oregon has a vote by mail process and does not have traditional polling places that require staffing by poll workers.
To find out how you can volunteer on Election Day, contact here: http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Pages/countyofficials.aspx

Poll Watcher: Observers may watch the county clerk receive and count mail-in ballots if authorized by a candidate, political party, or the county clerk. Only so many watchers allowed as will not interfere with orderly procedure.

PENNSYLVANIA
In order to be a poll worker (Judge, Minority Inspector, Majority Inspector) in Pennsylvania:
You must be registered to vote in Pennsylvania, must be at least 18 years of age, must be a resident of election district for the 30 days prior to the election.
Students enrolled in a high school who are 17 years old with residency in the county may be appointed with written permission from a parent or guardian and school principal. You will be entitled to compensation $100+

To signup, contact your County Election Office Find them here: http://www.votespa.com/en-us/voting-and-elections/be-prepared/Pages/County-Contact-Information.aspx

Further Info: http://www.patransparency.org/index.php/how-to/work-the-polls/

Poll Worker Applications for some cities/counties here:
Allegheny http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/elections/volunteers.aspx
Beaver http://www.beavercountypa.gov/Depts/Elections/Pages/PollWorker.aspx
Berks http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Dept/Elections/Pages/Pollworkers%20Needed.aspx
Chester https://chesco.org/287/Election-OfficialPoll-Worker
Lancaster https://co.lancaster.pa.us/302/Poll-Workers
Lehigh https://www.lehighcounty.org/Departments/Voter-Registration/Poll-Worker/Poll-Worker-Application
Lycoming http://www.lyco.org/Departments/Voter-Services/Interested-in-Working-the-Polls
Mifflin http://www.co.mifflin.pa.us/dept/VoterReg/Pages/default.aspx
Montgomery https://www.montcopa.org/759/Pollworkers
Philadelphia (Election Board) https://www.philadelphiavotes.com/en/election-board-officials/working-on-the-election-board
Venango http://www.co.venango.pa.us/want-to-be-a-pollworker.html
Westmoreland https://www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/1241/Become-a-Pollworker

Poll Watcher: Must be a registered voter in the county; can only be a poll watcher in one district; candidates can appoint two watchers per district and political parties can appoint three watchers per district.

RHODE ISLAND
In order to be a poll worker in Rhode Island:
You must be registered to vote in Rhode Island, Able to read the Constitution of the State in English. Able to write his/her own name.
To signup, fill out the Application
Online Application:
http://sos.ri.gov/divisions/elections/voters/become-poll-worker
Written Application: http://www.elections.state.ri.us/publications/Election_Publications/Pollworker_Training/Pollworker_Application_3-22-14%20Taskforce%20FOR%20DIST%20With%20Coversheet.pdf

You can contact your local board of canvassers here: http://sos.ri.gov/divisions/elections/get-informed/board-of-canvassers

Poll Worker Applications for some cities/counties here:
East Providence http://www.eastprovidenceri.net/canvassing
Providence http://www.providenceri.gov/canvassers/poll-workers-forms-information/

Poll Watcher: Political parties may appoint “checkers” to see who has voted, “runners” to deliver lists of people who have voted, and “watchers” to challenge the eligibility of voters

SOUTH CAROLINA
In order to be a poll worker in South Carolina:
You must be registered to vote in South Carolina You must be at least 18 years of age, must be a resident of the county 30 days prior to the election, must complete required training. Students 16 years or older may serve as poll manager’s assistant You will be entitled to compensation $120.
Further Info: https://www.scvotes.org/south-carolina-poll-manager-information-page
Application form: https://www.scvotes.org/files/yes.html
Send application to your County Election Commission, addresses here:
https://www.scvotes.org/how-register-absentee-voting

Poll Worker Applications for some cities/counties here:
Beaufort https://www.bcgov.net/departments/community-services/voter-registration-and-elections/poll-workers.php
Charleston https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/bevr/poll-managers.php
Dorchester https://dorchesterelections.wordpress.com/how-to-be-a-poll-worker/
Horry https://www.horrycounty.org/Portals/0/docs/votersregistration/PollWorkerApplication-2016.pdf
Lancaster http://www.mylancastersc.org/index.asp?SEC=BF413510-E140-48FE-957F-6D9A60365F51&Type=B_BASIC
Richland http://www.richlandonline.com/Government/Departments/Elections
Williamsburg http://www.williamsburgcounty.sc.gov/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=1162

Poll Watcher: “Must be a qualified voter” in the county where he/she will serve and certified in writing to the managers of the precinct; two per party per 1,000 registered voters per polling place; poll watchers must also wear a badge indicating the candidate or party they represent.

SOUTH DAKOTA
In order to be a poll worker (Precinct Superintendent, Precinct Deputy Superintendent, Ballot Clerk, Voter Assist Terminal, Alternate, Absentee Precinct Deputy) in South Dakota:
You must be registered to vote in South Dakota, You must be at least 18 years of age, You must be a resident of the county and precinct 15 days prior to the election, You must complete required training.
You will be entitled to compensation. Total pay ranges from $125-$200 per election, depending on the position held.
To signup, contact your county auditor, contact details here:
https://sdsos.gov/contact-us/county-auditors.aspx

Poll Worker Applications for some cities/counties here:
Codington https://www.codington.org/auditor/
McCook http://www.mccookcountysd.com/departments/auditor.php
Minnehaha http://www.minnehahacounty.org/dept/au/au.php
Ogala Lakota http://oglalalakota.sdcounties.org/auditors-welfare-office/
Pennington http://www.pennco.org/index.asp?SEC=5E05E474-5954-4DA9-B015-A4AA984F8E35&Type=B_BASIC

Poll Watcher: Prohibits precinct superintendents, precinct deputies, candidates, or election board workers from serving as poll watchers; one watcher per polling place per each party, independent candidate, slate of presidential electors and each side of a ballot issue.

TENNESSEE
In order to be a poll worker in Tennessee:
You must be registered to vote in Tennessee, You must be at least 17 years of age to serve Political affiliation generally preferred, You must be a resident of state house legislative district or county for the 30 days prior to the election, You must complete required training.
Students who are 17 and meet all other voter registration requirements may be appointed. You will be entitled to compensation. $120+

To signup, contact your county election commission, contact details here: http://tnsos.org/elections/election_commissions.php

Poll Worker Applications for some cities/counties here:
Knox County Online Application https://knoxcounty.org/election/application.php
Hamilton County Application http://elect.hamiltontn.gov/Portals/12/General/Poll%20Worker%20Application%202016.pdf
Davidson County Application: http://www.nashville.gov/Election-Commission/Poll-Officials/Poll-Official-Application.aspx
Fayette county application: https://fayettetn.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Election-Dept-Poll-Worker-Application-2017-Fillable.pdf
Williamson County application https://www.williamsoncounty-tn.gov/DocumentCenter/View/14158
Cheatham County Application http://cheathamcountytn.gov/government/elections/forms/cheatham_co_worker_app.pdf
Bradley County info http://www.bradleyco.net/eleccomm_pollworkrequire.aspx
Dickson County http://www.dicksoncountyelection.com/home/index.php/contact-us/poll-workers/
Montgomery County https://mcgtn.org/election/poll-workers
Roane https://nebula.wsimg.com/e38e311e3ef5bc05e61b9762446ea5ce?AccessKeyId=4A86D85863910A428EB3&disposition=0&alloworigin=1
Robertson http://www.robertsonelections.com/
Shelby County http://www.shelbyvote.com/index.aspx?NID=81
Wilson http://www.wilsonelections.com/poll-worker-faqs/

Poll Watcher: Must be 17 years old by Election Day, and appointed by the party in writing; each candidate can have one and each party or citizens’ organization can have two. The state also prohibits spouses of candidates from serving.

TEXAS
In order to be a poll worker (Presiding Judge, Clerk) in Texas:
You must be registered to vote in Texas, be at least 18 years of age, Political affiliation generally required, must be a resident of the precinct for 30 days prior to the election, must complete required training.
To signup, contact your county clerks, contact details here:
http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/cclerks.shtml

Poll Worker Applications for some cities/counties here:
Bastrop http://www.bastropvotes.org/election-information-2/poll-worker-information/
Bexar http://www.bexar.org/2183/Participate-in-the-Process
Brazoria http://www.brazoriacountyclerk.net/recorder/content/Elections/PollWorkers.htm
Dallas County http://www.dallascountyvotes.org/training-and-education/become-a-poll-worker/
El Paso https://epcountyvotes.com/election_workers_volunteers/poll_worker_information
Glasscock http://www.co.glasscock.tx.us/default.aspx?Glasscock_County/County.Clerk
Guadalupe http://www.co.guadalupe.tx.us/elections/
Harris http://www.harrisvotes.com/PollWorkers/JobDescription.aspx
Hays http://www.co.hays.tx.us/become-an-election-worker.aspx
Nueces http://www.nuecesco.com/county-services/county-clerk/elections/election-worker-information
Tarrant http://access.tarrantcounty.com/en/elections/education-and-training/poll-workers.html
Travis http://traviscountyclerk.org/eclerk/Content.do?code=E.38
Upshur http://www.countyofupshur.com/page/elections

Poll Watcher: Poll watchers can be acting on behalf of a candidate, political party, or opponent or proponent of a ballot measure; must be from the jurisdiction; can’t be a felon, candidate, public official or related within the second degree of consanguinity to an election judge/clerk at the site; maximum of seven per early voting site and two per Election Day voting site.

UTAH
In order to be a poll worker in Utah: You must be registered to vote in Utah You will be entitled to compensation You must be at least 18 years of age Political affiliation generally required You must be a resident of the county for the 30 days prior to the election You must complete required training

To signup, contact your county clerks, contact details here: https://elections.utah.gov/election-resources/county-clerks

Poll Worker Applications for some cities/counties here:
Box Elder http://www.boxeldercounty.org/become-a-poll-worker.htm
Davis http://www.daviscountyutah.gov/clerk-auditor/elections2/become-a-poll-worker
Sevier http://www.sevierutah.net/index.aspx?NID=145
Utah http://www.provo.org/home/showdocument?id=9123

Poll Watcher: Designated by the parties or persons interested in a ballot issue by affidavit; one to watch counting ballots; one to inspect the ballot packages.

VERMONT
In order to be a poll worker in Vermont: You must be registered to vote in Vermont You will be entitled to compensation You must be at least 18 years of age Political affiliation considered You must be a resident of the voting district You must complete required training Students who are 16 and 17 years old may be appointed as assistant elections officers
To signup, contact your town clerks, contact details here:
https://www.sec.state.vt.us/media/878762/townclerkguide.pdf
Burlington https://www.burlingtonvt.gov/CT/Election-Workers

Poll Watcher: Candidates, political parties, and ballot initiative committees can’t have more than two representatives outside the guardrail.

VIRGINIA
In order to be a poll worker (Election Officer)) in Virginia:
You must be registered to vote in Virginia, must be at least 18 years of age, Political affiliation generally required, must complete required training. 
You will be entitled to compensation $200+
To signup, contact your local voter registration office. Find them here: https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation/PublicContactLookup
Or fill out the Online Application (for all) here: https://apps.elections.virginia.gov/OnlineForms/OfficerofElection

Poll Worker Applications for some cities/counties here:
Albemarle https://www.albemarle.org/department.asp?department=registrar&relpage=17655
Alexandria https://www.alexandriava.gov/elections/info/default.aspx?id=9174
Augusta https://www.co.augusta.va.us/government/voter-registration/get-involved
Chesapeake http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/government/City-Departments/Departments/Voter-Registrar/Working-the-Polls.htm
Henrico https://henrico.us/registrar/programs/election-official-info/
Newport News https://www.nngov.com/492/Working-at-the-Polls
Pittsylvania https://www.pittsylvaniacountyva.gov/240/Become-a-Poll-Worker
Richmond http://www.richmondgov.com/content/Registrar/index.aspx
Roanoke https://www.roanokecountyva.gov/index.aspx?NID=491
Rockingham https://www.rockinghamcountyva.gov/190/Officers-of-Election
Stafford https://staffordcountyva.gov/973/How-to-Get-Involved

Poll Watcher: Must be a registered voter; one person per party per polling place at a given time but no more than three total for any organization; independent candidates can also appoint a poll watcher. Prohibits candidates from serving as poll watchers.

WASHINGTON
Washington has a vote by mail process and does not have traditional polling places that require staffing by poll workers.
To find out how you can volunteer on Election Day, contact your county auditors: https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/auditors/

Poll Watcher: County auditors must request that observers appointed by the political parties be present during the processing of ballots; auditors can also request that observers from campaigns and organizations be present

WEST VIRGINIA
In order to be a poll worker in West Virginia:
You must be 18 years of age by the time of the next election, must be a resident of West Virginia, must be registered to vote in the county you reside in, must complete required training You will be entitled to compensation $160+
To signup, contact your County Clerk. Find them here: http://sos.wv.gov/public-services/contacts/Pages/ClerkCountyComm.aspx

Further Info: http://sos.wv.gov/elections/Pages/Become-a-Poll-Worker.aspx

Poll Worker Applications for some cities/counties here:
Cabell http://www.cabellcountyclerk.org/departments/voters/election-officials
Greenbrier http://greenbriercounty.net/departments/county-clerk/
Mingo http://www.mingomessenger.com/news/article_a6a6c49c-ed40-11e5-8509-4384d0734c41.html
Monongalia County Clerk’s office at 304–291–7230 ext. 9 or email elections@monongaliacountyclerk.com.

Poll Watcher: Poll watchers are not permitted in the polling places; it is the responsibility of the election officials to challenge voters.

WISCONSIN
In order to be a poll worker in Wisconsin:
You must be at least 18 years of age, Political affiliation generally required, must be a resident of election district for the 28 days prior to the election, must complete required training.
Students 16 years or older who are enrolled in a high school with a minimum GPA of a 3.0 may work with written permission from a parent or guardian and school principal
Election Officials, or Poll Workers, facilitate the right to vote and maintain order at the polls on Election Day. They ensure that our elections are open, fair, impartial, and trusted.
Poll Workers are nominated by the Mayor, President or Board Chairperson of municipalities. The governing body of the municipality appoints the poll workers for a two-year term before December 31. The nominees are to come first from lists submitted by the two dominant political parties, which are due no later than November 30 of odd numbered years, and may be supplemented at any time. Local party chairpersons are responsible for submitting these lists of names to the Mayor, President or Board Chairperson of the municipality, for each polling place.
You may be entitled to compensation of about about $13/hour.

Find a directory of Wisconsin Clerks here: http://elections.wi.gov/clerks/directory

Further info http://elections.wi.gov/elections-voting/voters/become-a-poll-worker

Poll Worker Applications for some cities/counties here:
Eau Claire http://www.ci.eau-claire.wi.us/departments/administration-services/elections
Greenfield http://www.ci.greenfield.wi.us/317/Poll-WorkerElection-Inspector-Informatio
Madison https://www.cityofmadison.com/clerk/elections-voting/election-officials
Milwaukee http://city.milwaukee.gov/Helpmilwaukeevote#.Wl-Ss5M-egA
Sheboygan http://www.sheboyganwi.gov/residents/voter-information/become-a-poll-worker/
Waukesha http://www.waukesha-wi.gov/260/Become-a-Poll-Worker
West Allis https://www.westalliswi.gov/index.aspx?NID=149

Poll Watcher: Any member of the public may be an observer except for a candidate on the ballot; observers must be in a designated location and they have to sign a log maintained by an official at the polling place.

WYOMING
In order to be a poll worker (election judge) in Wyoming:
You must be registered to vote in Wyoming, must be at least 18 years of age, Political affiliation generally required, must be a resident of the county, must complete required training. Students who are 16 years or older may be appointed if they meet all other voter requirements. You will be entitled to compensation $12/hour.
To signup, contact your County Clerk. Find them here: http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/Docs/WYCountyClerks.pdf

Further Info: http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/BecomeAPollworker.aspx

Poll Worker Applications for some cities/counties here:
Albany http://www.co.albany.wy.us/election-judge.aspx
Fremont http://fremontcountywy.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/2016-Judge-Brochure.pdf
Sublette (Precinct Committee) http://www.sublettewyo.com/DocumentCenter/View/1440
Teton http://www.tetonwyo.org/272/Helping-Out-On-Election-Day

Poll Watcher: Must be certified by the county chairman of a political party; one per party unless election judge decides one additional watcher may be accommodated without disrupting polling process. Must be registered voter in the county and “belong” to the party they represent.

SOURCES
State Compendium https://www.eac.gov/assets/1/28/Compendium.2016.pdf
NCSL Policies for Election Observers http://www.ncsl.org/blog/2016/08/17/want-a-role-on-election-day-go-workor-watchthe-polls.aspx
http://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/policies-for-election-observers.aspx
Poll Watcher Requirements by State
http://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/poll-watcher-qualifications.aspx#Quals
Poll Worker Resource Guide http://fairelectionsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/Poll-Worker-Resource-Guide.pdf
Poll Worker Pay http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/analysis/2012/10/17/poll-worker-pay

Other Resources
Propublica Electionland
Voter Information Project http://s3.amazonaws.com/vip-voter-information-tool/index.html
https://projects.propublica.org/electionland/national/finding-poll-workers-can-be-a-problem/
America’s Most Important Workers on Election Day Aren’t Paid Like it
https://projects.propublica.org/electionland/national/finding-poll-workers-can-be-a-problem/
Every Citizen is a Voter https://www.usvotefoundation.org/
Voting In Your State http://www.nonprofitvote.org/voting-in-your-state/
The Vote411 in your State http://www.vote411.org/search-by-topic?topics_tid%5B%5D=59&field_state_tid%5B%5D=1&street=77+marion+st&city=brookline&state=Massachusetts&zip=02446#.WlvhIZM-egA

Motivating Article: 
Trump recruiting army of poll watchers http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/09/trump-poll-watchers-discrimination/

FURTHER POLL WATCHER INFO
A poll watcher’s primary purpose is to ensure that their party has a fair chance of winning an election. Poll watchers closely monitor election administration and may keep track of voter turnout for their parties. They are not supposed to interfere in the electoral process apart from reporting issues to polling place authorities and party officials. They can be appointed by political candidates, parties, and groups that advocate for or against specific policies. Poll Watchers are partisan citizen observers.

Partisan Citizen Observers — Poll Watchers/ Poll Challengers

The majority of U.S. states have statutory regulations permitting partisan citizen observers. Most states specify how many partisan observers can be present, how they are appointed or trained, when and in which polling places they can be present, what their privileges and responsibilities are, and so on.

In most states, neither a formal accreditation nor an informal appointments process is specified for nonpartisan observers. Notably, these requirements vary widely by type of observer and state, but county level officials are usually in charge of the process.

  • 40 states and the District of Columbia have a formal accreditation/appointments process for partisan citizen observers (poll watchers and challengers). This appointment is led by local party chairs, candidates, or ballot issue groups and can require approval by election officials or the Secretary of State’s office.
  • 10 states allow partisan citizen, nonpartisan citizen, and/or international observers but have no accreditation/appointment processes for any type of observer. This is often because observer access is left to local election officials, or the public at large may observe the election process and formal accreditation is therefore not necessary.
  • Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and West Virginia.
  • 13 states and the District of Columbia have a formal accreditation/appointments process for nonpartisan citizen observers. This occurs through collaboration between citizen organizations and state or county election boards, secretary of state offices, and/or county clerks’ offices.
  • California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Regarding Federal Observers:
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 allows the appointment of federal observers to monitor elections in local jurisdictions or states that have been certified by the Attorney General of the United States. Observers from the Department of Justice (DOJ) are appointed and sent when there are concerns about compliance with federal laws. Questions might relate to potential racial discrimination during the polling process, compliance with bilingual election procedures or inadequate accessibility for disabled voters. Observers are trained to remain neutral and impartial as they observe polls on Election Day and to cooperate with state and local election officials.

The number of states being observed, and therefore the number of federal observers being appointed and assigned, has varied over the years. In 2008 and 2012, the DOJ assigned federal observers to 23 states.

Following the decision of the Supreme Court in Shelby Co. v Holder (2013), the number of federal observers that were deployed in 2016 was much smaller. For the 2016 presidential elections, five states (Alabama, Alaska, California, Louisiana, and New York) determined by court order, had federal observers, making it the smallest deployments since the passage of the Voting Rights Act. DOJ can send its own staff to observe elections, but only with permission from the local jurisdiction. See the DOJ’s fact sheet for further information on its role in election observation.

“On Election Day, the poll worker is the one who is going to be making law, for better or worse. They’re the people who implement the voter ID laws, they’re the people who show voters how to use the voting technology, and you need well-trained people so they don’t screw it up” Thad Hall, political scientist at the University of Utah.

State Poll Worker Articles:
Alabama http://leftinalabama.com/random-thoughts-from-an-alabama-poll-worker/
Arkansas http://katv.com/news/local/poll-workers-demanding-voter-id-reported-in-at-least-4-counties
Arizona https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/04/25/worker-system-blocked-some-ballots-in-arizona-primary/83524712/
California https://www.theodysseyonline.com/my-day-as-california-poll-worker
Colorado http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2016/11/08/colorado_ballot_panic_you_can_fix_a_rejected_vote.html
Connecticut http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/State-s-numbers-don-t-support-Trump-s-fraud-10941876.php
Delaware http://www.delgazette.com/news/17471/poll-workers-needed-for-fall-election
Florida http://wfla.com/2016/03/15/polk-poll-workers-mistakenly-tell-voters-election-not-for-democrats/
Georgia https://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/04/18/georgia-election-voting-machines-stolen-from-vehicle-in-grocery-store-parking-lot
Idaho https://www.idahopress.com/news/local/election-poll-worker-gives-more-than-years-of-service-to/article_fb0aae2c-d661-5ea7-be0a-b4d330be9526.html
Indiana https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2017/08/10/silencing-vote-data-shows-unequal-barrier-indiana-polls/435450001/
Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article90498732.html
Louisiana http://www.wafb.com/story/20629829/election-commissioners
Maine https://observer-me.com/2018/01/04/maine-politicians-consider-new-ways-to-block-direct-democracy/
Maryland http://www.myeasternshoremd.com/kent_county_news/spotlight/few-candidates-filed-so-far-for-county-offices/article_1e9b3a8f-6333-59c5-952c-c995e03407e8.html
Massachusetts http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/20171107/meet-volunteer-workforce-behind-framinghams-election-day
Michigan https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2017/01/27/detroit-city-clerk-janice-winfrey-pledges-voting-improvements/97140030/
Minnesota https://www.hometownsource.com/sun_sailor/community/excelsior_southlake/shorewood-election-judges-wanted/article_91c20af6-f193-11e7-a887-775c0931a014.html
Montana http://flatheadbeacon.com/2012/03/26/election-department-looking-for-poll-workers/
Nebraska http://electls.blogs.wm.edu/2010/04/21/solving-the-epidemic-of-disappearing-poll-workers-%E2%80%93-part-2-a-poll-worker-draft/
Nevada https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/11/12/1596885/-My-Experience-as-a-Nevada-Election-Worker
New Hampshire https://www.nhmunicipal.org/TownAndCity/Article/288
New Jersey http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2017/11/voter_turnout_brisk_in_jersey_city_morning_problem.html
New Mexico https://www.abqjournal.com/news/state/288423nm02-26-08.htm
New York https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/cp/opinion/election-night-2016/the-secret-life-ofa-poll-worker
http://www.slate.com/articles/business/metropolis/2016/11/what_it_s_like_to_be_a_poll_worker_in_new_york_city.html
North Carolina https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/north-carolina/articles/2017-08-21/ex-election-worker-charged-with-altering-2016-primary-votes
North Dakota https://www.narf.org/north-dakota-voter-id-law/, https://www.narf.org/
Ohio https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/decision2012/appeals-court-tells-ohio-to-count-ballots-tainted-by-poll-worker-mistakes/2012/10/11/d5a0109a-13ce-11e2-be82-c3411b7680a9_story.html?utm_term=.a427a894ae05
Oklahoma http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/state-in-desperate-need-of-poll-workers-election-officials-say/article_66623600-cee0-579b-b8fc-e597d7e37718.html
Pennsylvania http://wesa.fm/post/increased-poll-worker-pool-could-prevent-election-day-fraud-and-intimidation#stream/0
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/09/2016-election-pennsylvania-polls-voters-trump-clinton-214297
South Dakota https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/south-dakota/articles/2017-06-30/krebs-wont-share-south-dakota-voter-data-with-trump-panel
Tennessee https://www.tennessean.com/story/life/shopping/ms-cheap/2015/05/22/consider-one-day-job-poll-worker/27730565/
Texas http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Two-poll-workers-plead-guilty-to-illegal-voting-11165525.php
Washington http://q13fox.com/2017/12/04/pierce-county-says-changes-have-been-made-after-152-ballots-went-uncounted-during-august-primary/

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