Are you a High School Student looking to serve your community? The Butler County Board of Elections is seeking responsible students to work as Poll Workers.
The 17 year-old Senior Poll Workers have been a wonderful part of Butler County Elections. Being a Poll Worker includes hard work, many hours, and the ability to work well with the public as well as with the other Poll Workers who are often Senior Citizens.
Being a Poll Worker provides a hands-on exprience of our democracy in action an an opportunity to earn a little money. We hope that by participating in the voting process, our young adults will understand the importance of exercising their voting rights and responsibilities.
What is expected of each student Poll Worker
The students need to attend a training class prior to the election-approximately 3 hours long.
They must attend a set-up meeting at their assigned precincts at 6:30 p.m. on the Monday evening before the Election.
On Election Day,workers must be at their precincts at 5:30 a.m. and stay until polls close at 7:30 p.m.
They must then stay to pack all voting units and assure all reports are completed.
They will be paid $160.00, the same as all other Poll Workers who are Judges/Guides.
The Student must be a U.S. Citizen
Must be able to read and write English
Can arrange own transportation to the assigned polling location
Ability to assist lifting a 25-pound voting unit with another person
Employment paperwork for new student pollworkers
Each school sets its own parameters for excusing students to be Poll Workers. Some schools even allow extra credit for community service. To submit an application please click here or contact Diane Noonan for futher information.