Office of the Secretary of State of Idaho

Be a Poll Worker

If you are currently a poll worker, thank you for your service to the voters of Idaho.

In each Primary and General Election, there are approximately 900 precincts in the state and each and every one of them need election workers!

Contact your County Clerk for more information if you are interested in becoming a polling place worker. There is a training class held before each election and poll workers are paid for their time. The Secretary of State encourages students (17 years and older) to serve as poll-workers to become familiar with the election process.

A ballot marking device for the visually impaired, the elderly and persons with disabilities is available at every polling place in compliance with the Help America Vote Act. If you have computer skills you can greatly assist your neighbors who may have difficulty seeing or marking a ballot on election day.

What Do Poll Workers Do?

All poll workers assist in setting up the polling place in the morning and assist in cleaning up at the end of the day. The following is a list of various poll worker positions at a “typical” polling place. The polling place in your county may combine some of the functions and not have all of the positions listed.