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Pollworker FAQ's

Click on the questions below for the most frequently asked questions on becoming and working as a pollworker.

You can also download a comprehensive Pollworker FAQ.

Pollworker FAQs

What is the County Pollworker Program?

A Board of Supervisors approved program which encourages Los Angeles County employees to serve as pollworkers on Election Day and make a difference in their community.

How many hours will I work?

Although the average service for a Pollworker is 14 to 15 hours on Election Day, the rewards to you and the community are immeasurable.

The polls are typically open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. You would be required to arrive between 6 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. to prepare voting materials. Closing the polls and related duties take about an hour and your service would conclude around 9 p.m.

What will I do as a pollworker?

As a pollworker, you will:

  • Help set up the polls
  • Assist voters when signing in
  • Issue ballots
  • Account for ballots and pack supplies after voting has ended
How will I be trained?
  • Choose from dozens of training classes located throughout Los Angeles County
  • You will receive a $25 bonus for attending a training class if you serve as a pollworker
What are the benefits of serving as a pollworker?

As a pollworker:

  • You can earn anywhere between $80 and $175 for working on Election Day and attending training
  • You can help your community by providing assistance on Election Day and helping each person vote
How do I know if I am eligible to be a pollworker?

To become a pollworker in Los Angeles County, you must be:

  • 18 years of age or older (unless participating in the Student Pollworker Program)
  • A resident of California
  • A United States citizen registered to vote or a legal permanent resident (green card holder)
Where will I serve as a County pollworker?

You will be assigned in a polling place based on where there are critical shortages of workers.

Pollworkers are either assigned to a polling location:

  • Near their home, office, or day care facility.
  • If willing, anywhere throughout the County as needed.
How do I prepare the day before Election Day?

If you are an inspector, ask yourself:

  • Did you contact the people working on Election Day?
  • Did you pick up your supplies?
  • Did you go through the supply box to make sure you have all the items?
  • Did you charge your County issued cell phone?
What do I do on the morning of Election Day?
  • Arrive at the polls on Election Day at 6 a.m.
  • Turn on your cell phone
  • Review the Election Guide and "What to Do If..." guide
  • Set up and open by 7 a.m.
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