Poll Worker Information

Poll Worker General Information and Regulations

All Prospective Poll Workers must:

  • Be a Resident and Registered Voter (if over age 17 1/2) of Camden County.
  • Complete a Poll Worker Application.
  • Provide proper identification, including a Social Security Number (required prior to employment and used solely for the purpose of payroll eligibility).
  • Successfully complete the Mandatory Poll Worker/Voting Equipment Training before each election- Primary, General, & Special. Work assignments are offered after training is completed. **
  • Be computer literate and provide an active email account.
  • Poll workers must perform the various tasks needed for working at the poll (see below).
  • Attend additional training as set by the Elections Supervisor when necessary.

** There is a 2-4 hour training requirement for all Poll Workers prior to each election. Poll Worker training is mandatory and is paid $25 for each two (2) hours of training per election, not to exceed $50/election. This pay is contingent upon you working Election Day. Absent an emergency, you must serve in your designated position on Election Day to receive compensation for training.

Requirements for Each Position

CLERK ($100.00/day) 

  • Be at least 16 years of age. 
  • Assist with setting up polling place on the evening before and morning of election, and break-down at end of election.
  • Be responsible for your own transportation to and from training and to and from your assigned poll location.
  • Perform tasks as directed by the Poll Manager and be able to lift 15-30 lbs.

POLL CO-MANAGER ($150.00/day) 

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
  • Be willing to perform duties of Poll Manager, in his or her absence if requested by the Elections Office. This would include, but not be limited to, supervision of other Poll Workers, closing the election, completing reports, picking up election supplies and/or equipment and returning the same to the Elections Office after the election is closed. This is mandatory.
  • Must have served as a Poll Worker in at least ONE prior election in Camden County in the last four (4) years.
  • Be responsible for your own transportation to pick up election supplies and/or equipment and return same to Elections Office. 
  • Accompany Poll Manager on election night to deliver supplies and ballots to Elections Office.
  • Assist with setting up polling place on the evening before and morning of election and break-down at end of election.
  • Perform tasks as directed by the Poll Manager and be able to lift 15-30 lbs.

POLL MANAGER ($200.00/day)

  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
  • Must have served in at least ONE prior election in Camden County as a Co-Manager.
  • Must be able to perform ALL duties and tasks required to open, operate and close a Poll.
  • Must be able to supervise and direct the work of all other Poll Workers at the Poll.
  • Provide own transportation to pick up election supplies and/or equipment and return same to the Elections Office, and be able to lift 15-30 lbs.
  • Must deliver supplies and ballots to the Elections Office at end of Election Night.

Poll Worker Factoids

When possible, Poll Workers are assigned to a polling location in their voting precinct. However, if staffing needs dictate, you may be asked to work at any of our 13 polling locations. 

On Election Day, you must report to your assigned polling place no later than 6:00 a.m. and remain until all voters have left and closing procedures are completed (could be as late as midnight, depending on the election and polling location you are working). 

Per the Internal Revenue Service, any election worker that is paid less than $600* will not be issued a W-2. Any election worker who is not a county employee, but is paid more than $600 but less than $1600*, has to be issued a W-2, although no Federal, FICA, nor Medicare taxes will be withheld from your pay. Any election worker (non-county employee) making more than $1600*, will owe Federal, FICA and Medicare taxes. (*per calendar year)

During the time you serve as a Poll Worker, you must remain completely nonpartisan. There is to be no discussion of politics, candidates or any other subject related to this or any other election. This would not prevent a Poll Worker from assisting a voter with a question on how to operate the voting equipment or directing a voter to where sample ballots are located at the Poll. Serve all voters promptly, courteously, and with sensitivity to voters with special needs.

The Camden County Board of Commissioners complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Public Law 101-336 (ADA), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability, requiring that no qualified individual with a disability, be denied the benefits of Camden County services, programs, activities or employment with Camden County.

If you have a specific physical or service accessibility need, please make the staff who work with the program/facility which you plan to use aware of what you need so that you can be reasonably accommodated.

Poll Worker Application and Documents

Online Poll Worker Application

Please note that contact information provided to a government agency may be subject to public release as required by Georgia’s Open Records Law.

Upcoming Election Dates

2019 Election Dates

  • November 5 Municipal General/Special Election
  • December 3* Municipal/Special Election Runoff

2020 Election Dates

  • March 24 Presidential Preference Primary/Special Election
  • April 21* Special Election Runoff
  • May 19 General Primary/Nonpartisan General Election/Special Election
  • July 21* General Primary Runoff, Nonpartisan General Runoff, and Special Runoff Election for Local and State Offices
  • July 21* General Primary Runoff Election for Federal Offices
  • November 3 General Election and Special Election
  • December 1* General Election/Special Election Runoffs for Local and State Offices
  • January 5, 2021* General Election Runoff for Federal Offices

*Runoff elections will only be held if needed.