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This year, Tennesseans will choose who will represent their communities on the state, local, and national level. But Tennessee's elections are not possible without poll workers.

By serving as a poll worker, you can help run polling locations in your community during early voting and on Election Day and get paid for your work.

Tennesseans who are 16 years of age or older regardless of political affiliation, are eligible to apply to be a poll worker. Those who are 18 or older must be a registered voter in the county.

This is your chance to be part of something bigger, to serve your community, your state and your country. This is your chance to be a Tennessee election hero.



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What does a poll worker do?

During early voting and on Election Day, poll workers help polling sites in their community run smoothly by conducting a variety of tasks including greeting voters, answering questions, explaining how to cast a ballot, use the voting equipment, and counting votes. Poll workers are compensated for working during early voting, on Election Day, and attending any required training sessions.

Qualifications to Be a Tennessee Poll Worker:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Be a registered voter in the county if 18 or older
  • Be able to read and write in the English language
  • Not be a candidate or close relative of a candidate
  • Not be supervised by a county or municipal elected official on the ballot

Government Employees Who Can Serve as Poll Worker:

  • All City, County and Metro employees (unless working directly under the supervision of an elected official on the ballot)
  • State of Tennessee employees
  • Federal employees – consult your Human Resources Department to ensure eligibility


Qualifications to become a Poll Worker

Thank You for Your Interest

Most Tennessee county election commissions are now recruiting poll workers for the State and Federal General Election on November 5, 2024. Apply today to serve your community.

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