Be A Poll Worker

What is a Poll Worker?
Poll workers perform a valuable community service by assisting voters at the precinct polling sites on Election Day. A highlight of their duties include ensuring that voters are at the correct precinct, verifying voter registration by electronic means, issuing ballots, giving voting instructions, operating the voting equipment, and maintaining orderly conduct at the precinct.

Who can be a Poll Worker?
Any registered voter in Cheatham County may apply to be considered for a position. Poll workers must be conscientious persons, dedicated to protecting the electoral process. Election laws are becoming more and more complex, so having skilled poll workers has become even more critical. The election commission may appoint as an election official a person who has reached the age of seventeen (17) years who is a resident of Cheatham County.

How long do I work on Election Day?
Election day hours are from 6:30 a.m. until approximately 7:30 p.m. Voting hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. At this time there are no opportunities to work a partial day.

What will I be paid for being a Poll Worker?

Rates of pay for Election day are:

  • Officers: $100.00
  • All other workers: $85
  • Training: $15.00
  • Transportation of Machines: $5.00 per machine

How can I become a Poll Worker?
If you wish to become a poll worker, you can email or call the Cheatham County Election Office to give us your name and address. Or you may print out the online application and return it to our office as soon as possible. You will be sent a letter notifying you about the training class and your assigned work precinct.