Election Worker Recruitment
| The Board of Election Commissioners of St. Louis County is in need of election Workers to staff our 450 |
polling places for county elections throughout the year. In order to serve, you must declare one of the two major political parties and be a registered voter in Missouri.
| This is a paid position, and includes a required training class as well as Election Day. The Election Day begins at |
5:00 a.m. and ends after the polls close at 7:00 p.m.
| To get the process started Click here to sign up. |
For additional information check out our FAQ section below.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q: What is expected of me as an Election Worker?
- A: Those selected to serve as Election Workers are expected to represent the Board of Elections in a professional manner by giving prompt professional services to every voter. Election workers must also follow election laws and rules and remain unbiased with Election Day Issues and candidates.
- Q: I am a person with a disability can I still be a Election Worker?
- A: Yes you can. Please keep in mind the extended hours that you will need to work on Election Day. Call 615-1865 to discuss which position would be best suited for you.
- Q: What would prohibit me from working as a Election Worker?
- A: You cannot work an election where you have a close relative who is a candidate on the ballot. However, you may work in a different part of the county where your relative is not running for an office.
- Q: I do not have a car. Is that a problem?
- A: We strongly recommend that you have your own form of reliable transportation. Public transit services may not be running at the time you need to get to your assigned location.
- Q: Why do I have to declare a party affiliation?
- A: State law 115.081 requires party affiliation for Poll Workers.
- Q: Where do I go for training?
- Training is performed at our office in St. Ann. We offer classes at convenient times Monday through Friday plus some Saturdays. We have free parking at our office.
- Q: Will I be paid for training?
- A: Yes. Pay ranges from $30 to $65 depending on what position you are assigned to at the polls.
- Q: How much will I be paid as a Election Worker?
- A: Pay varies based on your assigned position. Pay ranges from $125 to $155.
- Q: What are the hours I am expected to work?
- A: Every Election Worker must arrive at their assigned polling place no later than 5:00 am. and work until the poll is closed and equipment packed away.
- Q: Can I work a half day on Election Day?
- A: We do not offer the option of working a half day.
- Q: Where will I be working on Election Day?
- A: We make every effort to place you as close to your home as possible.
- Q: Will I be paid for mileage?
- A: We do pay mileage for those who travel 10 miles or more on Election Day to their polling place.
- Q: Can I work with my friend who is already a Election Worker?
- A: If you have a friend that is currently working, we will make every effort to place you at the same location.
- Q: Will I continue to work with the same group of people in the future?
- A: We do try to keep the same working group together.
- Q: When do we break for lunch?
- A: Every worker is entitled to have a one hour lunch break. For high turnout elections, we recommend that you bring your lunch. Your polling place supervisor will determine the lunch breaks.
- Q: When should I expect my Election Day pay?
- A: It takes approximatley 3 to 4 weeks after the Election Day to process payroll.