Poll Workers

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Election Officers Demonstrate your civic participation by serving on Election Day as a Judge, Inspector or Clerk of Election. Election Officers earn from $90 to $100 for the day. New Election Officers receive paid training. Election Officers must be comfortable with interacting with the public, and keeping up to date with election changes.

There is a high performance expectation on Election Day and well-trained Election Officers are instrumental in our ability to realize that goal.

How can I become a Poll Worker?

Complete a Poll Worker Interest Form

Frequently Asked Questions

The Process

As the date of the election nears, you will be contacted to discuss position availability and details. If there is no vacancy in your immediate area, we will ask you to consider serving in other areas, or will retain your information for future elections.

Complete a Poll Worker Interest Form

Student Poll Worker Program

The Delaware County Elections Bureau is now accepting applications for the Student Poll Worker Program. This program promotes civic awareness and educates high school students about the election process by allowing students to serve as Poll Workers on Election Day. Students will learn responsibility, teamwork, and leadership while serving the community.

Student Poll Workers Forms

General Job Duties of Election Officers

Judge of Election

The Judge of Election is the Election Board team leader responsible for:

The operation of the voting location

Enforcing Election Day rules and regulations

Tallying and verifying the final results and closing the polling site

Pickup and return of all election supplies and results

Inspectors and Clerks of Election

The Inspectors and Clerks of Election will:

Assist the Judge of Election and share responsibility for the operation of the polling site

Process voters, accompany voters to a voting machine, provide assistance to voters with special needs, and verify ballot information on the voting machine screen

After the polls close, all Election Officers assist the Judge of Election in tallying and verifying the final results and closing the polling site.

For more information visit the Elections Bureau District Election Boards Page
Requirements of all Election Officials

Election Officers may not hold, or within two months have held, any public office, appointment or employment in or under the Government of the United States, Pennsylvania, Delaware County or any city.

May not be a candidate who is running for a public office on the ballot in that district, except for Judge or Inspector of Election.

Must perform the duties of the office in a non-partisan fashion.

Must be a registered voter of Delaware County


Training is mandatory for new Election Officers and is offered before each election. Election Officers should expect to spend at least two hours in an in-depth, hands-on training session. Election Officers receive additional compensation for attending a training class.

Poll Worker Training Modules

Work Day
All positions serve approximately 15 hours at the voting location on Election Day from 6:00 am until the Judge of Election releases the Election Officers team.

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