To serve as an election worker, you must either be a registered voter OR a District of Columbia resident who is at least 16 years of age and attends or has graduated from a public or private secondary school or an institution of higher education.
To serve as a precinct captain, you must be a registered voter.
Residency and registration requirements do NOT apply to District government employees.
You will be selected based upon need. If positions are available, you will be contacted by DCBOE staff prior to the election. Not all applicants are selected to serve and not all applicants selected are assigned to their home polling place.
Election workers must perform the following tasks:
- Complete a training class prior to the election (typically about two-four hours in length).
- Assist in setting up the polling place for a few hours the day before the election.
- Work at the polling place on Election Day from approximately 6 a.m. until 9 p.m.
For more information
Poll Worker Hotline 202-741-5283
Poll Worker E-mail [email protected]
DC Board of Elections
1015 Half Street, SE, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20003