Become a Poll Worker

About Poll Workers

Poll Workers ensure that elections are fair, impartial and ready for voters on election day. 

Are you Interested in becoming  an Poll Worker/Election Official? 

 Follow his link to  the Wisconsin Election Commission Poll Workers page. 
Become a Poll Worker

You can contact your municipal clerk directly to find out more about the application process.

  • Clerk-Treasurer’s office at 1337 County Road V Hudson, WI 54016
  • Email: Clerk Treasurer
  • Apply in-person at your local Clerk-Treasurer’s office. 

To be a poll worker, a person must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be 18 years old (except high school student poll workers)
  • Be able to read and write fluently in the English language
  • MUST NOT be a candidate for any office to be voted on at the polling place at the election they are working at
  • Be a qualified elector of the county in which the municipality is located (i.e., an adult citizen of the United States who has resided in the election district for 28 consecutive days and is not otherwise disqualified to vote)
  • Please note-Chief Inspectors must be a qualified elector of the municipality where the polling place is located (except for Polling Place Helpers) 

What do poll workers do?

1.  Poll workers do everything from check-in voters, help people register to vote, check photo IDs and process absentee ballots. Your local clerk will provide you with training prior to election day for the job you will be doing.
2.  Poll workers are appointed to two-year terms so you will be asked to make a minimum two-year commitment.   However, committing to one election cycle (Primary/General) is also appreciated.
3.  Polls are open 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
Poll workers generally work a full day, from 6:30 a.m. until approximately 9:00 p.m. or later in the case of the November elections.  
4.  Some municipalities Poll workers may work  in split shifts.