Serve as a poll worker

Help your community and earn up to $295 by serving as a poll worker on Election Day!

Poll workers help us meet our mission in every election. To apply, complete the New Poll Worker Application.

New poll workers

You can serve as an adult poll worker if you:

  • Meet all California voter registration requirements*
  • Can complete online or in-person training
  • Can serve 6 a.m. until about 10 p.m. on Election Day
  • Adhere to the Poll Worker Code of Conduct

*If you meet all requirements except citizenship but are a legal permanent resident, you can still be a poll worker.

You can serve as a high school student poll worker if you:

  • Will be at least 16 years old on Election Day
  • Have a grade point average of at least 2.5
  • Have permission from your parent or guardian
  • Can complete online or in-person training
  • Can serve 6 a.m. until about 9 p.m. on Election Day

Benefits to serving as a poll worker:

  • Stipend between $225 and $295
  • Experience for your resume or college
  • Learning about how elections work

Duties of serving as a poll worker:

  • Help set up your site at 6 a.m.
  • Help voters between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Help close down your site at 8 p.m.
  • Protect election integrity and security

Returning poll workers

If you have recently served as a poll worker in San Francisco, we will send you a form inviting you to serve again in 2024. After receiving this form, please confirm your availability using one of these methods:

After confirming your eligibility, you will need to retrain for service in March 2024:

  1. Log in to the Poll Worker Portal to access your training course and find your polling place. 
  2. Visit Poll Worker Training Class and Resources to review more training resources.

Get help

Department of Elections

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
City Hall, Room 48
San Francisco, CA 94102


Fax: 415-554-7344
TTY: 415-554-4386

中文: 415-554-4367
Español: 415-554-4366
Filipino: 415-554-4310

Last updated April 4, 2024