Poll Worker Information

Blaine County conducts up to three Elections each year, and Poll Workers play a vital role in the election process. 

On Election Day, you will be working with voters; helping them register to vote, checking their identification, handing out ballots and monitoring the ballot tabulator. Other duties include: 

  • Setting up and closing down polling places
  • Ensuring each vote is kept private
  • Maintaining a politically neutral and unbiased polling place environment
  • Treating each voter with respect, regardless of personal opinions
  • Contacting the Elections Office with any questions prior to or on Election Day


Poll Worker Requirements

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • At least 16 years old
  • Ability to work at least a 14+ hour day on Election Day. 
  • Ability to read and write in English
  • Be able to lift 20 lbs. 
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions


Poll Workers earn up to $260 total for training and working a full day at the polls on Election Day. Poll workers must attend at least one training session prior to Election Day. Elections may be held in May, August and November. 


If you’d like to be an election poll worker in Blaine County, complete an application by clicking the application button below, email election@co.blaine.id.us, or call the Elections Office at (208) 788-5510.