Poll Workers

Poll Worker Application | Poll Worker Training

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Become a Poll Worker on Election Day or During Early Voting!

Training will be held on Monday, April 22nd 2024, in the Commissioners Chambers located in the Wayne County Annex as follows:
9AM - Clerk & Judge Training
12PM - Floaters Training
3PM - Clerk & Judge Training
6PM - Inspectors & Floaters Training

There are many ways to serve! See below!

To be a poll worker in Wayne County, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a registered voter of Wayne County
  • Inspectors must attend training provided by the Election Board
  • Clerks and Judges are strongly encouraged to attend training, as some procedures may change between elections
  • Work a full day, from setup to tear down, as an Inspector, Clerk or Judge on Election Day. Half-day shifts available for Clerks & Judges
  • Have access to transportation

The Inspector is the leader of a Vote Center on Election Day. Responsibilities include ensuring the polling location opens and closes on time, issuing challenges, overseeing the accounting of ballots, and assisting the clerks in their duties. Inspectors should arrive at the Vote Center by 5:00 a.m. on Election Day in order to set up, with the help of other poll workers, and open the site by 6:00 a.m. Inspectors earn $180 per day during Early Voting and $250 to work on Election Day, and must attend training, as well as securely transport election supplies before and on Election Day. $15.00 meal allowance daily. Inspectors are excluded from ½ day shifts.

Clerks & Judges
Clerks & Judges greet voters, check voter IDs, operate the electronic pollbooks, assist voters with disabilities, issue ballots and aid with the accounting of ballots. Clerks & Judges should arrive by 5:00 a.m. on Election Day in order to help set up the Vote Center. One Judge of the opposite political party of the Inspector must travel with him or her to return the sealed ballot box to the central count location after closing the polls. Clerks & Judges earn $125 during Early Voting per day and $62.50 for a half day of work with an additional $10 to attend training. Clerks & Judges earn $175 to work on Election Day, $87.50 per half day. $15.00 meal allowance daily.

Student Poll Worker Program
Indiana law permits eligible high school students to serve as Clerks on Election Day. As a student poll worker, you must be at least 16 years old, receive permission from a parent/guardian and your school, and have a 3.0 GPA (or equivalent). Many high schools coordinate their own student poll worker programs, so check with your government teacher or school office before contacting the election board. You will have the same responsibilities as adult poll workers and get paid the same for the workday and training.

Students must submit an online application for each election. You must also download a permission form and collect signatures from a parent/guardian, and the school principal or individual in charge of homeschooling. Return the form to the election board via any of the methods listed at the bottom of it.

Student Poll Worker Permission Slip

  • Phone: 765-973-9226
  • Email: voters@co.wayne.in.us