Be an election hero. Become a poll worker.


Are you or do you know of someone who could be a Tennessee election hero?

On Aug. 4, 2022, Tennessee will have a State and Federal Primary and State and County General Election where voters will choose who will represent their communities on the state, local and national levels. But these elections are not possible without the thousands of Tennesseans who serve their communities as poll workers.

During early voting and on Election Day, poll workers help polling sites in their community run smoothly by conducting various tasks, including greeting voters, answering questions, explaining how to cast a ballot and counting votes.

Poll workers are paid to work during early voting, on Election Day and during any required training sessions. Any voter is eligible to apply, regardless of political affiliation. Qualifications to Be a Tennessee Poll Worker:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Be a registered voter in the county if 18 or older
  • Be able to read and write in the English language
  • Not be a candidate or close relative of a candidate
  • Not be supervised by a county or municipal elected worker on the ballot

Government Employees Who Can Serve as Poll Workers:

  • All City, County and Metro employees (unless working directly under the supervision of an elected official who is on the ballot)
  • State of Tennessee employee
  • Federal employees – consult your Human Resources Department to ensure eligibility

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