Poll workers needed for Cobb County’s June 21 runoff elections

sign with American flag stating "Vote Here"Sign at South Cobb Recreation Center voting location. Photo:Cobb County Courier/Larry Felton Johnson

Cobb County distributed the following notice in its weekly newsletter:

Poll workers needed for run-off in June

Cobb County is seeking a few more hands to help during run-off elections on June 21. If you have already submitted an application with us, it will remain in our database for future elections. You do not need to reapply.   

To apply, click here.

If you have previously applied to be a poll worker and no longer wish to be considered, please let us know by emailing us at pollworkers@cobbcounty.org.

Further information from the Cobb elections website

The Cobb elections website gives the following details about poll worker positions, including the qualifications:

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Poll Workers

Cobb County continually looks for residents that want to serve their community by working on election day as a poll worker. Election day poll workers will help set up and open the polling place, greet voters, assist voters, and close the polling place.

We are looking for workers who take pride in their work, are patient, take direction well, and pay attention to detail.

Qualifications

  • A Judicious, Intelligent and Upright citizen of the United States
  • At least 16 years of age
  • Can read, write, speak and understand the English language
  • A resident of Cobb County, employed by Cobb County or a resident of a neighboring county*
    • *A Poll Worker Employment Waiver must be completed and approved by the residing county, if you are a resident of the following counties Bartow, Cherokee, Douglas, Fulton & Paulding. (O.C.G.A. § 21-2-92(a)(2) )
    • Poll Worker Employment Waiver Adjoining County Form
  • No prior felony convictions for at least 10 years
  • Attend Mandatory Training
  • Reliable Transportation to and from training and election day
  • Not a candidate for office or an immediate relative of a candidate for office in the assigned poll
  • Not hold a public office
  • Ability to perform duties and functions of a poll worker
  • Able to satisfy I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Requirements**
    • **As of 2022 an I-9 form must be completed and verified prior to working each election.  

Benefits

  • Get paid to serve your community
  • Unique Opportunity to experience the fundamental part of the voting process
  • Cultivate an interest in the election process
  • Work side by side with your neighbors
  • Gain resume experience
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