Qualifications for Being a Poll Worker
A Poll Worker Must…...
- Be a citizen of the United States and a resident of that county.
- Be at least 16 years of age.
- Be able to read, write, and speak the English language.
- Not hold public office or be a candidate for public office.
- Be able to solve problems.
- Be an effective communicator.
- Not be an immediate relative of an elected official where the relative is a candidate.
No poll officer may be appointed who
(a)…...No poll officer shall be eligible for any nomination for public office or to be voted for at a primary or election at which the poll officer shall serve. No person who is otherwise holding public office, other than a political party office, shall be eligible to be appointed as or to serve as a poll officer. 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 shall not be eligible to serve as a poll officer in any precinct in which such candidate's name appears on the ballot in any primary or election.