Become a Poll Worker

Interested in becoming a Poll Worker?

What You Need to Know

Working the polls is a wonderful service to the community and, as a bonus, you get paid! The pay ranges from $225 to $450 per day, depending on the position. Poll Workers will be working a minimum of 15 consecutive hours at an Election or Primary (starting at 5:15am). Poll workers are expected to bring their own lunch and dinner, and will be given appropriate meal and rest breaks.

Poll workers are required to attend a training session which lasts approximately two hours before each Election or Primary as required by state statute.


  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • You must be at least 16 years old, and, if 18+, you must be a registered voter as well.
  • You do not have to be a Meriden resident.

In most cases, you will be asked to start at one of the more basic positions (Official Checker , Ballot Clerk, or Tabulator Tender). As you grow in experience, you may be asked to take a position with more responsibility, such as Assistant Registrar or Moderator

Still interested?  Click here to complete a simple online application form.