Election Workers Working at the Polls

Requirements to work as an Election Worker
In Texas, at a minimum, to be eligible for appointment as an election worker, a person must be a U.S citizen and a qualified voter of the territory of the election.

Election Workers Student Election Workers

High school students 16 years of age and older may serve as election clerks in Texas elections. High School Election Clerks must attend training, are paid for their service, and receive an excused absence from school.

The purpose of Student Election Workers is two-fold:
  1. to introduce students to the electoral process and inspire them with an interest in their government, and
  2. to provide election authorities with an additional resource of persons who can serve at the polls.

Election Workers Election Training

All Early Voting and Election Day election workers are required to attend training. Comprised of two sections — election procedures and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) — classes include instructions on election equipment and procedures, as well as updates to federal and state election code.

Click here for full information on Harris County training requirements, classes, Zoom, manuals/handouts, and supplemental resources.

Election Workers Election Judge Info

Presiding Judge appointees must complete the first section of the online form as soon as the Notice of Appointment is received from the Elections Administrator’s office.

The remaining sections of the online form may be completed by the Presiding Judge when the judge chooses their clerks, including bilingual clerks (if applicable). All clerks are required to attend training.

Please provide your clerk information as soon as possible.

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Information is vital to accessing the voting process. For this reason, I encourage you to contact us if you have a question, need assistance or have a suggestion.