Becoming a Poll Worker

About Poll Workers


In Nevada County, behind every election there are hundreds of people who ensure a smooth and proper operation at the polling places. Their efforts play a vital part in making democracy work. Nevada County is seeking Election Officers in order to continue providing the more than 60,000 registered voters the opportunity to vote at neighborhood precincts throughout Nevada County.

A Poll Worker is a trusted position that is ideal for anyone who would like to get a first-hand look at how our system works and provide neighbors their opportunity to vote. Many Poll Workers serve year after year for the experience of being an integral part of the election process.

Poll Workers are classified as either Inspectors or Judges. Every precinct board is comprised of one Inspector and at least two Judges.

Poll Worker Requirements


Poll Workers should have the ability to follow detailed instructions accurately, stamina for a long work day, and the talent to deal with people tactfully and patiently. Poll Workers must be registered voters. If you feel you possess these qualities and would enjoy serving on a Precinct Board, please complete online Poll Worker Application, or the Poll Worker Application (PDF) and return it to the Nevada County Elections Office.

If you have any questions, please contact the Nevada County Elections Office at 530-265-1298, or toll-free from Lake of the Pines and Truckee within Nevada County at 1-888-395-1298.