Probate Court Of Jefferson County, Alabama

Poll Workers

Poll Worker Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be a registered voter in the State of Alabama
  • Must reside in Jefferson County
  • Must attend mandatory poll worker trainings. No exceptions
  • Cannot be a member of a candidate’s family
  • Cannot be convicted of a felony
  • Must be able to work Election Day from 6:00 a.m. until closing process has been finalized

Poll Worker Duties

  • Prepare, open, and close the polling place location
  • Distribute and receive official ballots for voters
  • Assist voters in every aspect of the voting process

Poll Worker Stipends

  • Chief Inspector – $200.00
  • Assistant Chief Inspector – $150.00
  • Clerk – $ 150.00
  • ½ day Clerk – $ 75.00

Student Poll Worker Internship Requirements

  • Must be at least 16 years of age at the time of the election
  • Must reside in Jefferson County
  • Recommendation of a principal or other school official
  • Must be enrolled in a public high school, an accredited private high school, or home instruction program and be classified as a junior or senior of the equivalent

Student Poll Worker Duties

  • Shall be determined by the county elections officials
  • Must attend training before duties can be performed
  • Shall be under the supervision of the Chief Inspector while performing their duties
  • Cannot determine qualifications of a voter in the event a voter is challenged
  • Cannot operate or perform maintenance of any voting equipment*

*Students may utilize electronic pollbooks since they are not considered voting equipment
** Student poll worker internships is an unpaid position.

If you are interested in becoming a poll worker or student poll worker, please fill out the application below. This form will be submitted to the Elections Office.

Alternatively, you may download the form to fill out on your computer. When completed, please email the form to Vickie Townes at

Poll Worker Application

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • indicate name and/or number (Locate Your Polling Place)
  • (put "None" if you do not have any prior experience)