Scott County Election Officials (Poll Workers)

Poll workers at a table.

Help deliver democracy and make money doing it. Citizen's make the voting process work!

Be paid while serving your community. You can be a precinct election official.

What do election officials do?

  • Administer the voting process at the polls
  • Set up and close the polling place
  • Validate voter's eligibility to vote
  • Give voters proper instruction for voting
  • Distribute ballots to voters
  • Assist voters with special needs

Express your interest in becoming a precinct election official

What do election officials get?

  • Hourly wage
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Flexible placement
  • Short-term obligation
  • Satisfaction from helping voting process work.

Requirements of an election official poll worker:

  • Be registered to vote
  • Attend a school of instruction
  • Work one hour before the polls open and until close (usually 6:00 am. to 9:30 pm.)
  • Be at the polling site for the duration of the election.

Election officials are selected based on availability and location of our needs. If we are unable to hire enough workers for a precinct then applicants who indicate they would work anyplace or work in the Ward, will be given priority. If your services are requested for an election you will be notified by mail and a confirmation postcard will be sent for you to return.

Application Form

Download, print, complete, and mail the form below. For more information, please call the Scott County Auditor's Office at (563) 326-8631.