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Be part of democracy in action while serving your community! Sign up to be a poll worker today!

Poll workers are needed for Early Voting and on Election Day for every election. Compensation is $18 dollars per hour and includes training.

Click here to sign up!

Availability to Work the Polls

 EARLY VOTING takes place on the days/weeks before Election Day. The number of days that Early Voting is available depends on the type of election.

For the 2024 Presidential Preference Primary Election Early Voting, the dates and times are March 26, 27, 28  & 30 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

For other elections, the usual days and times for Early Voting are as follows:

  • On Mondays – Fridays, early voting hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
  • On the last Tuesday and Thursday before election day, early voting hours are 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
  • On Saturdays and Sundays, early voting hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Snacks and drinks will be provided! Early voting hours may be broken up into shifts. For example, if you are only available during school hours or if you are only available in the evenings and/or weekends, we may be able to accommodate you.

ON ELECTION DAY, poll workers are needed from 5:30 am to 8:30 pm. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided!

NOTE: The information provided via the link above is to help us understand your potential availability. We understand it may change and we will confirm final schedules prior to each election.

Testimonial

“To be an Election Day Official is an honor as the Registrar’s Office and the Town Clerk’s Office consider you to be a worthy representative of the Town.  It also represents an obligation as you are expected to be available all day, from 5:30 am to 8:30 pm (maybe a half day if pre-arranged and possible with staffing).

As a resident in Redding for over 40 years, it is an opportunity for me to give back to a Town that has been a marvelous place to live, raise two children, see them through the school system, and now appreciate two grandchildren participating in all sorts of Redding activities.

 As an Election Day Official, you have the opportunity to see Redding friends, and even neighbors, with whom you do not interact on a regular basis.  Obviously, your interaction with these people during polling hours is limited to a “Hello, nice to see you!  I hope all is well.” because you are not supposed to be carrying on any sort of conversation with the voters.

 But, the positive feeling about doing something for the benefit of the Town and seeing people whom you know during the day is a reward for the long day.  And, you feel that you are contributing to American democracy at work at the local level, which is where it all happens.”

 – Bill Brown

Poll Worker Requirements

  • Generally, you must be a U.S. citizen and be at least 17 years old.
    • If you are 16 years old, you may serve as a poll worker with parental permission.
  • Some elections require that you are a Redding resident. However, non-residents are welcome to apply via the link above!
    • The Registrar will determine your eligibility to work for a particular election.
  • Members of all political parties, as well as Unaffiliated voters, are welcome to apply via the link above!
    • For General Elections, party affiliation has no bearing on serving as a poll worker.
    • For Primary Elections, you may need to belong to the party holding the election in order to serve in some positions.
    • The Registrar will determine your eligibility to work for a particular election.

Poll workers are the backbone of democracy! We look forward to working with you!