Pennsylvania has a massive shortage of poll workers that are needed for safe, in-person voting on Election Day. If we don’t recruit more poll workers, voters could face long lines at the polls and voter suppression.

The Voter Project is partnering with the national organization, Power the Polls, to recruit poll workers right here in Pennsylvania.

We need your help! This election matters and your participation will help people vote.


Poll workers make elections safe and secure by checking in voters, setting up voting machines,
combating voter suppression tactics, and assisting voters at the polling location.

Serving as a poll worker is a paid position. Most poll workers are paid between $100- $200 for the day.

Poll workers generally work for the entire day on election day, from before the time the polls open at 6:00 am-6:30 am, until after the polls close at 8:00 pm.

Poll workers are required to attend training which will outline how they will assist voters with processing ballots, tallying votes after the polls close, securing voting machines for pickup, and delivering returns to your county Elections Office.


In general, you must be registered to vote in the county where you wish to work. Exceptions exist for 17-year-old high school students, who must meet additional requirements.

Additionally, government officials and government employees are not allowed to serve as poll workers. Exceptions exist for district judges, notaries public, and members of the Pennsylvania National Guard. Likewise, you are generally not allowed to serve if your name appears on the


The Voter Project is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring all Pennsylvania voters can cast a ballot in a safe, secure, and convenient way.