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Poll workers needed

September 9, 2020–11:30 a.m.


Every year elections in Georgia are made possible because thousands of ordinary people step up to the extraordinary call of serving as a poll worker. It is estimated that over 5 million Georgians will vote at approximately 2,600 polling places in the November General Election.

Having enough poll workers is key to ensuring everyone who is eligible to vote has the opportunity to exercise that right on Election Day.

Since the average age of Georgia’s poll workers is in the high-risk age group for COVID-19, poll worker recruitment has become increasingly difficult for many counties.

With record-breaking turnout expected and continued challenges related to COVID-19, the need for Georgians to step up and serve as a poll worker is greater now than ever before.

To serve as a poll worker, you must be 16 years of age or over, a resident or employee of the county where you serve as a poll worker, and able to read, write, and speak English.

Poll workers are hired and trained by Georgia’s 159 counties.

While compensation rates may vary by county, poll workers generally earn about $60 – $140 per day. All hiring and staffing decisions are made by the county.

If you are interested in serving as a poll worker, please provide your contact information at or check with your home county’s office of elections.