Poll Workers

Poll Workers - Kootenai County Elections Department


  • Poll Workers earn $150 total for training and working a full day at the polls on Election Day.
  • If you only attend training and do not work on Election Day, you will be paid $25 for training.

You must be able to work at least a 14 hour day (7 a.m. to 9 p.m.) on Election Day. Polls normally open at 8:00 a.m.  Workers will need to show up at least 45 minutes before the polls up open. 

  • Students that are 16 or older, and are U.S. Citizens, can also sign up to be a poll worker!


Kootenai County conducts up to three Elections each year, and Poll Workers play a vital role in the Elections Process. On Election Day, you will be working with voters; helping them register to vote, checking their identification, handing out ballots and monitoring the ballot box.

You will also be responsible for accurately keeping track of who has voted and for the safe transfer of voted ballots to the Elections Office. Other duties include: 

  • Setting up and closing down polling places
  • Ensuring each vote is kept private
  • Maintaining a politically neutral and unbiased polling place environment
  • Treating each voter with respect, regardless of personal opinions
  • Contacting the Elections Office with any questions prior to or on Election Day

Poll workers must attend at least one training session prior to an Election Day. Elections can be held in May, August and November. 


 Attending training does not guarantee any further participation.

Click here to Apply to be a Poll Worker