Earn money and take part in the civic process by serving as a poll worker in the Nov. 4 general election.
The Lafayette County Election Commission is now accepting applications for poll workers. Poll workers must be at least 18 years old and registered to voter in Lafayette County. They also must have transportation to the polls and be ready to work from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.
“Poll workers should want to serve their community and have compassion to work with people,” said Lola Pearson, an election commissioner. “They should also have the tenacity to work 12 or more hours in one day.”
Poll workers help elections run smoothly by carrying out responsibilities at polling sites on Election Day. They help support the community and are necessary in order for elections to be successful.
Poll workers are paid $115-$135 per day, and the amount varies depending on the job. Positions may include poll managers, box carriers, voting-machine monitors, electronic poll-book managers, bailiffs and affidavit managers.
Those chosen to serve as poll workers must complete a training session ahead of Election Day.
Lafayette County residents interested in becoming a poll worker should email their name, address, email and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.