Be a patriot. Become a poll official TODAY.

Elections are not possible without the work of poll officials who help run polling locations across Tennessee. By raising your hand to become a poll official, you will be at the center of democracy during early voting and on Election Day while getting paid for your work. Most counties have available opportunities to serve as a poll official this year. Any voter is eligible regardless of political affiliation to apply. 

This is your chance to be part of something bigger– to serve your state and your country.

Be a patriot. Become a poll official TODAY.

Become a Poll Official

Subscribe to

What does a poll official do during early voting and on Election Day?

Poll officials conduct a variety of tasks to help polling sites run smoothly, including greeting voters, answering questions, processing voters, explaining how to cast a ballot, and counting votes.

Poll officials are compensated for working during early voting, on Election Day, and attending any required training sessions.

Click here to download the video.

Qualifications to Be a Poll Official:

  • Be a registered voter if 18 or older
  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Not be a candidate or close relative of a candidate
  • Be able to read and write in the English language

Government Employees Who Can Serve as Poll Officials:

  • 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 Official

Apply to Be a Poll Official

Indicates required field
Preferred number
Party Affiliation
Have you served as a poll official before?
Are you interested in working during early voting, on Election Day, or both?
Are you willing to work at any polling place in the county?
How did you hear about being a poll official?
By submitting this form, you confirm that you meet the requirements and are interested in becoming a poll official with your county election commission. Submitting this form does not commit your local county election commission to appoint you. Poll officials are appointed locally based on need.