Election Judges / Student Judges

Election Judge

Promote Democracy - Serve as a Pollworker on Election Day!
 
Election Judges must meet the following qualifications:

  • Registered electors who reside in the political subdivision, unless otherwise excepted, and are willing to serve – knowing that Election Day runs from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.;
  • Be U.S. citizens by the date of the election at which they are scheduled to work;
  • Be physically and mentally able to perform the duties of an Election Judge;
  • Attend a mandatory Election Judge class prior to each election at which they work;
  • Never been convicted of election fraud, any other election offense, or fraud; and
  • Neither a candidate whose name appears on the ballot in the precinct that they are appointed to serve nor a member of the immediate family, related by blood or marriage to the second degree, of a candidate whose name appears on the ballot in the precinct that they are appointed to serve.
  • Get involved and assist voters on Election Day. Earn extra money** (stipend varies by county).  

    Contact your county elections official for more information.

    If you are a registered voter,  you can serve as a pollworker!

 

** Employment Coverage Thresholds - A coverage threshold is an amount of earnings that triggers coverage under the Social Security program. Earnings below the threshold are not taxable under Social Security nor do such earnings count toward future benefits. 

 

Student Election Judges

Student Election Judges must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be at least 16 years old and a Junior or Senior “in good standing” at a public or private high school at the time of the election at which they plan to work;
  • Have the written consent of a parent or legal guardian;
  • Have the approval of their school’s principal or designated administrator;
  • Be U.S. citizens by the date of the election at which they are scheduled to work;
  • Be willing to serve – knowing that Election Day runs from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.;
  • Be physically and mentally able to perform the duties of an Election Judge;
  • Attend a mandatory Election Judge class prior to each election at which they work;
  • Never have been convicted of election fraud, other election offenses or fraud; and 
  • Not be related to any candidate on the ballot in the precinct where they are working.  

All applicants must have a Social Security number, which is required on the application.  Students cannot be paid without a Social Security number.

Contact your county elections official for more information.