Democracy Needs You! Serve as a Poll Worker

Help your community exercise their right to vote by signing up to be a poll worker. As a poll worker you can make sure voters can easily and safely cast their vote. Gain hands-on experience and take part in the single most important right in our democracy—Voting!

Why be a poll worker?

  • Support your democracy
  • Get involved and assist voters
  • Become an active member of your community
  • Get paid for your assistance (amount varies by county)

What does a poll worker do?

  • Sets up and closes in-person voting location
  • Assists voters at the in-person voting locations
  • Helps voters understand their rights
  • Protects ballots and voting equipment
  • Ensures a smooth and accessible voting experience

Do you speak another language?

  • We need your help providing language access and assistance to voters so everyone can participate

Who can be a poll worker?

To serve as a poll worker you must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Be a resident of California*; and
  • (*U.S. citizens and legal residents are eligible to be poll workers)
  • Attend trainings

Help your community and sign up to become a poll worker. Complete your form today at

For more information about being a poll worker, contact your county elections office or call the California Secretary of State at (800) 345-VOTE (8683), or visit