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Become an Election Worker

Are You?

  • A registered voter in Louisiana?
  • A registered voter who does not need assistance?
  • Able to attend a 1-2 hour training course?
  • At least 17 years old and a high school senior or older?
  • Interested in earning a paycheck while serving the community?

If you answered 'YES' to the questions above, you could help your community by becoming an elections worker for upcoming elections. 

Interested in signing up? It's as easy as 1-2-3!

1. To become an election worker, review the Election Worker Flyer and complete the Elections Worker Application.  

2. Return the completed application to electionworker@sos.la.gov, send to your parish Clerk of Court's Office or the address below.

3. The parish Clerk of Court's office or registrar will contact you with your next steps. 

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

Job Description:

  • Election Day Worker- works only on Election Day 
    Earn up to $200
    Arrive at least 30 min- 1 hour prior to polls opening
    Able to work for the entire day (6:00 am- 8:00 pm)
  • Early Voting Worker- works for 7 days excluding Sundays
    Earns $100 per day
    Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to polls opening
    Able to work for the entire day (8:30 am- 6:00 pm)
  • Absentee Worker- works Board of Election Supervisors meeting days
    Earn $50 per meeting
    You will be notified about the time of meeting but expect to work at least 4 hours

You must be able to:

  • Provide your own transportation to your assigned precinct
  • You must remain at your assigned location all day, you are unble to leave during your shift
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided for you


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

Commissioner Resources

Informational Pamphlet

PPE Guidelines for Commissioners