like to serve your community, meet your neighbors, and take an active part in
the election process? Forsyth County is
seeking personable, energetic people to staff the polls. Forsyth County residents from all backgrounds
are needed to serve as poll workers. Working as a poll worker can be a fun and
rewarding experience. The job is
important and allows citizens to participate in one of our most cherished
REQUIRED OF A POLL WORKER?
WHAT ARE THE
DUTIES OF A POLL WORKER?
work no later than the assigned time.
voters through the voting process and answer questions when needed.
you may not be assigned to work at the same location every election or perform
the same duties each time.
best first and last impression of the poll and the electoral process to the
be work casual with comfortable shoes. T-shirts/graphic
tees, blue jeans, shorts, athletic wear/sweat suits, flip-flops or clothing
with any reference to candidates, campaigns, or political parties are not
will be required to complete in-class training prior to each Primary and
General Election. This is mandatory for
all poll workers.
POSITIONS ARE THERE AT THE POLLS?
Election Code, at least one poll manager and two assistant managers are
required to serve at each polling location each day of voting; an unlimited
number of clerks will be assigned. As a
new poll worker, you will begin as a clerk. Clerks serve as greeters, line monitors,
touchscreen monitors, scanner monitors and exit monitors. Experienced poll
workers may be assigned to serve in the role of assistant manager or poll manager. The poll manager and assistant managers are
tasked with ensuring the polling place is operating according to election code
and have additional paperwork responsibilities.
IS THIS A
VOLUNTEER OR PAID POSITION?
County poll workers volunteer their time at the polls; however, the position of
poll worker can be a paid position (high school students can serve as non-paid
volunteers). Poll workers are considered seasonal employees of Forsyth
County. The pay scale is per diem based on job classification (manager, assistant
manager or clerk). The per diem rates for Advance Voting may vary from
those rates set for Election Day, as Election Day voting hours are generally
set for longer hours than those set for Advance Voting. Advance Voting
hours are set by the Forsyth County Board of Voter Registrations and Elections
prior to each election cycle. Per diem poll worker pay rates are
available prior to the start of each election cycle.
WILL I BE
ALLOWED TIME TO GO VOTE AT MY POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DAY?
are not able to leave their assigned polling place during Election Day. Unless
you happen to be assigned to the precinct in which you are registered to vote,
we encourage all our poll workers to take advantage of early voting and/or
absentee voting by mail. Poll worker assignments are based on need and each poll
worker is placed where most needed on Election Day. There are no guarantees
that you will be assigned to the same polling place each election, or to the
precinct in which you live, or that your next assignment will be the same as
HOW DO I
SIGN UP FOR MORE INFORMATION?
the following information to us at Pollworker@forsythco.com:
First and Last Name:
Preferred Email Address:
Preferred Phone Number:
High School Students
You may also
come in person to the Forsyth County Voter Registrations and Elections office,
located at 1201 Sawnee Dr., Cumming GA 30040, to fill out the form to let us
know you are interested in becoming a Poll Worker.
AFTER I CONTACT YOUR OFFICE?