Probate Court Of Jefferson County, Alabama

Poll Workers

Judge King, Lt. Ponder, Barry Stephenson, Keith Harris and Alexandria Stephens at the Homewood Library Poll Worker Election School on October 30, 2014.  Five Election Schools are taught throughout the county to Poll Workers before each election.

Judge King, Lt. Ponder, Barry Stephenson, Keith Harris and Alexandria Stephens at the Homewood Library Poll Worker Election School on October 30, 2014. Five Election Schools are taught throughout the county to Poll Workers before each election.

Jefferson County, being the largest county in Alabama, has the most complex elections in the state.  In the 2014 election cycle, we will have 171 precincts throughout Jefferson County.

Over thirty years ago when all candidates ran county-wide, there was one ballot style.  During the 2014 election cycle, with many candidates being elected by District, we will have approximately 210 different ballot styles.

Depending on the election, Jefferson County normally has between 1200-2100 poll workers on election day.  These are dedicated Jefferson County citizens who undergo training before each election, and work on election day from 6:30 am to 9:30 pm, or later, to serve us all, for very little compensation.

We owe a tremendous amount of gratitude to our poll workers!  The United States of America is a democratic nation, and free and fair elections are the foundation of our society.  Our system of electing our leaders at every level of government–national, state, county and municipal–only works because of citizens who are willing to give of their time and talents as poll workers.

Interested In Serving As A Poll Worker?

A poll worker must be a registered voter of Jefferson County.

Please contact the Democratic or Republican Party chairs, or stephensa@jccal.org.