Poll Worker Information

What is a Poll Worker?

Poll workers work at the polls on Election Day and during early voting to ensure voters are able to exercise their right in an honest and well-organized manner.


Who can be a Poll Worker?

You are eligible if you:

1. Are registered to vote in El Paso County
2. Do not hold an elected office or are not the employee of an elected official
3. Enjoy interaction with the public

When are election days?

General elections are held each year on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Primary elections, if held, are always scheduled for the first Tuesday in March in even numbered years. Uniform elections are held on the second Saturday in May. Early voting begins up to 17 days prior to any election and continues through the 4th day prior to that election.

What are the hours worked?

Poll workers arrive at the polling place at 6:00 a.m. on Election Day and must remain until the polls are closed and results are transported to Election Central.  Polling places for Election Day are always open from 7:00 a.m.  to 7:00 p.m.  early voting hours carry from election to election.

What type of people work as Poll Workers?

We have senior citizens and baby-boomers, professionals, students, self-employed individuals and those that are retired. This creates a highly diverse workforce, just like El Paso County. We are also looking for workers who, in addition to being fluent in English, can also speak other languages, especially Spanish.

Are Poll Workers paid?

Poll workers are paid for the days they work during the election process. Training compensation is also provided to poll workers.

How do I apply?

Please contact the Elections Department at 915-546-2154

Additional Resources

Qualifying Voters on Election Day-Handbook for Election Judges and Clerks