Poll Workers

Thank you to all in our community who have signed up to be a poll worker during this time.  We are encouraged by the number of people you have recently signed up.  We  will be reaching out to you in the next few weeks.  

Poll Workers Kootenai County Elections


  • Poll Workers earn $150 for training and working a full day at the polls on Election Day.
  • If you only attend training and not work on Election Day, you will be paid $7.25 an hour for training.

Must be able to work at least a 14 hour day (7 a.m. to 9 p.m.) on Election days in March, May, August and November.  This November Election, the polls will open at 8:00 a.m.  Workers will need to show up at least 30 minutes before the polls up open. 

  • Students that are 16 or older can also sign up to be a poll worker!


Kootenai County conducts four 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. View the Poll Worker Expectations (PDF) brochure.

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 private
  • Contacting the Elections Office with any questions prior to or on Election Day

Poll workers attend one to two training session prior to an election day. Elections are held in March, May, August and November. 


 Attending training does not guarantee any further participation.

Click here to Apply to be a Poll Worker