Poll Volunteer Information

Promote Democracy: Serve as a Poll Worker

Before each statewide election, thousands of Californians sign up to help put on the single most important event we hold in a democracy. County elections officials depend on reliable, dedicated teams of poll workers to make every Election Day run smoothly.

Who can be a poll worker?

To serve as a poll worker you must be:

What does a poll worker do?

  • Sets up and closes a polling place
  • Helps voters understand their rights
  • Protects ballots and voting equipment

Why be a poll worker?

  • Get involved and assist voters
  • Contribute to your community
  • Earn extra money (amount varies by county)

How do you apply?

Visit pollworker.sos.ca.gov to complete the poll worker application. It only takes 2-3 minutes!

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