Poll workers needed ahead of Nov. 3 general election

Published: Aug. 3, 2020 at 11:50 AM CDT
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By Christy Grimes | July 31, 2020 at 5:36 PM CDT - Updated July 31 at 6:25 PM

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Recruiting efforts are underway to help staff Alabama’s 1,980 polling places ahead of the Nov. 3 general election.

Poll workers are paid for their work, but there are several requirements to become a poll worker:

  • Must be a registered voter in the State of Alabama.
  • Must be registered to vote at the precinct in which they desire to act as a poll worker.
  • Must attend a mandatory poll worker training. There are no exceptions to this requirement.
  • Cannot be a member of a candidate’s immediate family or the second degree of kinship, and cannot be a member of a candidate’s political committee.

Fill out the application on the secretary of state website to become a poll worker and return it to your local Probate Office.

Alabamians ages 16 or older who are enrolled in high school or college are able to apply to become a student poll worker intern, through contacting their local Probate Judge, after filling out a form.

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