Poll Worker Information and Registration

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How do I qualify?

  1. You must be registered to vote in Mobile County.
  2. You can't be a candidate or have an immediate family member as a candidate on the ballot.
  3. You'll need transportation to the polling place and to training classes.
  4. You must be able to lift at least 18 pounds, be physically flexible, and endure prolonged periods of standing and sitting.
  5. It's best if you're a non-smoker; there is NO SMOKING in and around polling places on Election Day.
  6. 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?

  1. Attend required training classes and meetings.
  2. Be a team player: cooperate, be flexible, and have a positive attitude.
  3. 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?

  1. Report to assigned precinct at 6:15 a.m. (or other designated time).
  2. Work with other poll workers to set up the polling place before opening at 7:00 a.m.
  3. Deal patiently and courteously with the public and with your co-workers.
  4. Perform assigned duties throughout the day.
  5. 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).
  6. Leave when dismissed by the Clerk.