Poll Worker Information

What is a Poll Worker?

Poll Workers are the backbone of our election system. Being a Poll Worker is an enjoyable and rewarding way to take an active part in our free democratic process and earn money at the same time. This trusted position is ideal for anyone who would like to get a firsthand look at how our system works to provide citizens their opportunity to vote. Many Poll Workers serve year after year for the experience of being an integral part of the election process.

On Election Day, Poll Workers welcome all voters, facilitate voting, conduct precinct operations in accordance with election law, and follow defined procedures. We encourage you to become a Glynn County Poll Worker.

What are the Qualifications?

  • You must be a U.S. citizen; a resident of the county where you will be working; 16 years of age or over; able to read, write and speak the English language; and have no felony convictions.
  • A poll worker cannot be a candidate for public office or hold a public office, other than a political party office, while serving as a poll worker.
  • A parent, spouse, child, brother, sister, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law of a candidate cannot serve as a poll worker in any precinct where that candidate is listed on the ballot.

Training Sessions

The Glynn County Board of Elections & Registration is responsible for selecting and training all poll workers. Training is required before every election except runoff elections and a special election held between a General Primary and a General Election. After training, you will receive a certificate stating that you are qualified to work in an upcoming primary or election. Before the election, the Poll Manager, Assistant Managers, and Clerks at each polling location will take an oath of office together.

Time and Compensation

  • All poll workers report to their assigned polling place at 6:00 a.m., and the chief manager declares the poll officially open at 7:00 a.m. Although the polls close at 7:00 p.m., poll workers stay until all the ballots have been accounted for and all materials have been packed away.
  • Poll workers are paid for their services. The base pay for all Glynn County poll workers is $100 for the Election Day. Poll workers are paid an extra $10 for each training class. Poll Managers and Assistant Managers receive additional pay for increased responsibilities.

Attention: High School and College Students

The Glynn County Elections & Registration office invites all eligible high school and college students to serve as a poll worker. It’s a great opportunity to get an inside look at American democracy in action and earn money. Georgia law allows high school students 16 years of age or over to work as a poll worker. You must be a United States citizen and a resident of Glynn County. If you are interested in working at the polls on Election Day, contact your school principal or the Elections office at 912-554-7060

2018 Election Dates

  • Primary/General Nonpartisan/Special Election -May 22, 2018
  • Primary/General Nonpartisan/Special Election Runoff (if needed) - July 24, 2018
  • General Election - November 6, 2018
  • General/Special Election Runoff for Local and State Offices (if needed) - December 4, 2018
  • General Runoff for Federal Offices (if needed) - January 8, 2019

Click here to complete an application and return it to our office by mail or in person. Thank you for your interest.

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