Become an Election Worker

Top Five Reasons to Be a Poll Worker

  • You’ll work side by side with your neighbors and meet new people.
  • You’ll play a vital role in the democratic process.
  • Your community needs you. Louisiana must recruit thousands of poll workers this year for elections to run smoothly.
  • It’s a great opportunity to help people, serve your community and have fun doing it.

And the number one reason to be a poll worker…

  • You can get paid to do a good thing!

Get Paid to Serve Your Community

If you enjoy spending time with your neighbors and meeting new people, sign up to be a poll worker today!

Louisiana has been fortunate to have dedicated election poll workers who have served for years; however, we must recruit and train thousands of poll workers across the state every election year and you can help! Your local election officials can teach you everything you need to know to do the job.

You just need to meet a few requirements to be selected. You must:

  • be a registered voter in Louisiana;
  • be able to perform the essential duties of a commissioner as described in the Informational Pamphlet;
  • attend a course of instruction; and
  • not be a candidate in the election.

In addition, you may serve if you are at least 17 years of age and a high school senior, or if you are registered to vote in another state and are a student at an institution of higher learning. Trained poll workers can earn up to $200 an election, or $250 an election when serving in an administrative capacity. The job isn’t complicated, and anyone who has worked at the polls will tell you it’s one of the most rewarding ways you can help your community. Your community will thank you!

It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

1. You’ll attend a short training class to learn how to be a poll worker. Then, you’re ready to go to work.

2 . On Election Day, you’ll help set up the polling place before your friends and neighbors arrive to vote.

3.  Finally, you’ll check voters in at the polling place and allow them to cast their votes. Once the day is done, you and your fellow poll workers will close the polling place.

Apply today to pitch in at the polls!

To become a qualified poll commissioner, contact your parish clerk of court to enroll in a commissioner training school or print and complete the Poll Commissioner Application and send it to your parish Clerk of Court's Office, or to the address below:

Secretary of State
Elections Division
Election Poll Worker Application
P.O. Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125
225.922.1167 fax

Election Day Training Video

View the series of videos below for use by clerks of court and commissioners.

2019 Election Day Training Video Part 1: Introduction
2019 Election Day Training Video Part 2: Verification
2019 Election Day Training Video Part 3: Pre-election Set Up
2019 Election Day Training Video Part 4: Election Day Voting
2019 Election Day Training Video Part 5: Closing the Polls
2019 Election Day Training Video Part 6: Provisional Voting