Poll Worker Information and Registration
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How do I qualify?
- You must be registered to vote in Mobile County.
- You can't be a candidate or have an immediate family member as a candidate on the ballot.
- You'll need transportation to the polling place and to training classes.
- You must be able to lift at least 18 pounds, be physically flexible, and endure prolonged periods of standing and sitting.
- It's best if you're a non-smoker; there is NO SMOKING in and around polling places on Election Day.
- You must meet these requirements and fulfill all responsibilities of the particular poll-worker position you wish to fill.
What training do I need?
You must attend a general pollworker training class to become certified. If you serve as an Inspector or a Chief Clerk, additional training is required. Classes include "hands-on" training with the electronic voting equipment.
What are a Poll Worker’s primary responsibilities?
- Attend required training classes and meetings.
- Be a team player: cooperate, be flexible, and have a positive attitude.
- Serve all voters promptly, courteously, and with sensitivity to voters with special needs.
How much are Poll Workers paid?
The pay varies with responsibility: Assistant Clerks $150.00; Chief Clerks $175.00; Inspectors $200.00.
What is a Poll Worker’s schedule on election day?
- Report to assigned precinct at 6:15 a.m. (or other designated time).
- Work with other poll workers to set up the polling place before opening at 7:00 a.m.
- Deal patiently and courteously with the public and with your co-workers.
- Perform assigned duties throughout the day.
- Work with other poll workers to pack up materials and voting machines after the last voter has voted and election results are printed from the precinct (Polls close at 7:00 p.m., but any qualified voter in line at that time is allowed to vote).
- Leave when dismissed by the Clerk.