Become a Poll Worker

About Poll Workers

Poll Workers ensure that elections are fair, impartial and ready for voters on election day. 

Are you Interested in becoming  an Election Official? 

Follow his link to  the Wisconsin Election Commission Poll Workers page. Become a Poll Worker

You can contact your municipal clerk directly to find out more about the application process.

  • Clerk/Treasurer’s office at 1337 County Road V Hudson, WI 54016
  • In-person at the Clerk/Treasurer’s office. 

To be a poll worker, a person must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be 18 years old (except high school student poll workers)
  • Be able to read and write fluently in the English language
  • NOT be a candidate for any office to be voted on at the polling place at that election
  • Be a qualified elector of the county where the polling place is located. Please note Chief Inspectors must be a qualified elector of the municipality where the polling place is located (except for Polling Place Helpers).

A poll worker may also:

  • Have strong clerical skills
  • Be able to solve problems
  • Be an effective communicator.

Poll workers are appointed to two-year terms so you will be asked to make a minimum two-year commitment.   However, committing to one election cycle (Primary/General) is also appreciated.

Polling worker shifts can be between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Poll workers can work a full day, generally from 6:30 a.m. until approximately 9:00 p.m. or later in the case of November elections.  In many municipalities, election inspectors can work a split shift.