Poll workers are the reassuring face of America’s representative democracy for many voters. The first people they see at the polls, and the ones who ensure their ballots are properly scanned and tabulated. Every year, thousands of poll workers help ensure elections run smoothly. Statutes and policies governing poll workers vary by state and by jurisdiction within states.
State legislators have a role in establishing consistent election processes within their states, including for everything related to poll workers. This toolkit provides information on poll worker requirements, recruitment, training, retention and more.