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Poll Worker Information

The West Hartford Registrar of Voters are always looking for good people who care about their community, who want to ensure that each vote counts, and who want each voter to have the best possible voting experience. This is an opportunity to fulfill an important civic duty and earn money at the same time. 

Before you apply here is some information you should consider: 

Most positions are full-day positions, which means you must arrive at the polling location at 5:15 AM and stay until the close of the poll. The poll usually closes at 8PM, but may need to stay open later if voters are still in line at 8PM. Most poll workers have paperwork to complete and then are free to leave approximately 30 minutes after the polling location has closed. 

Half-day positions are eight (8) hours, either 5:15AM to 1:15PM OR 1:15PM to 9:15PM. However, two (2) individuals must be found in order to fill the specific position for the entire day. Therefore, if another individual is not found to fill the other portion of the position you have requested, you may be asked to fill the position for the entire day.

Following an intake interview, a two-hour training class must be taken by all poll workers before the election. Certain positions require more extensive training. The fee paid for each position includes payment for training. There is no separate payment for attending required training class.

All poll workers must have access to a computer (in order to take the required training) and must provide an email address and telephone number in order to be contacted regarding work.

Poll Worker Descriptions & Per Diem Remuneration:

Application for Paid Poll Worker