Poll Workers

Poll Workers Kootenai County Elections


  • $125 per Election Day
  • $25 per training session ($7.50 for attending training and the remaining $17.50 to be paid upon working on Election Day)


Must be able to work at least a 14 hour day (7 a.m. to 9 p.m.) on Election days in March, May, August and November.


Kootenai County conducts four Elections each year, and Poll Workers play a vital role in the Elections Process. On Election Day, you will be working with voters; helping them register to vote, checking their identification, handing out ballots and monitoring the ballot box. View the Poll Worker Expectations (PDF) brochure.

You will also be responsible for accurately keeping track of who has voted and for the safe transfer of voted ballots to the Elections Office. Other duties include: 

  • Setting up and closing down polling places
  • Ensuring each vote is private
  • Contacting the Elections Office with any questions prior to or on Election Day

Poll workers attend one training session prior to an election day. Elections are held in March, May, August and November. 


 Attending training does not guarantee any further participation.

Poll Worker Availability Survey 

In anticipation of this year's election season, we would appreciate if you would fill out a survey regarding your availability as a poll worker.  If you are a new Poll worker, the on-line application will need to be filled out in addition to this survey.
To obtain a paper copy of the survey, contact the Elections Office.