Poll workers (or election clerks) are individuals who assist voters in navigating the voting process. Some of their roles include prepping polling locations, verifying voter registrations, helping with voting machines, and answering questions.
By being a poll worker, you will be paid for your time by the hour. In Texas, you will be paid $12-17/hr depending on your county.
In addition to being able to engage with your local community, this is a great community service activity to build your resumé.
As a student, having a flexible schedule is key. Fortunately, being a poll worker allows you to work when you want for as long as you want.
All you need is to be at least 18 years old and registered to vote in the county you wish to serve.
Once you have applied, you will receive an email from your county's elections office regarding training opportunities.
By working with your elections office, you will be able to find a flexible schedule and location that works best for you!
Larry J. Sabato
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