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Be a Poll Worker

Across West Virginia, county clerks are working to hire and train thousands of skilled poll workers. These dedicated citizens, from both major political parities, will be strategically stationed at more than 1,680 polling locations on Primary and General Election Days, as well as at early voting locations. Acting as the crucial frontline, poll workers play a pivotal role in enabling eligible voters to effectively cast their ballots with privacy and security, according to the law.

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Poll workers are compensated for their time depending on the specific job for the poll worker. Poll workers must arrive by 5:45 a.m., and the polls close at 7:30 p.m. Poll workers are also required to complete a day of training, which can take up to about two hours and pays.

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To serve as a poll worker in West Virginia, you must be registered to vote in your county, be able to read and write the English language, attend training and be available to work all of Election Day.

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You may not serve as a poll worker if you are candidate on the ballot or an official write-in candidate in the election; you are the parent, child, sibling, or spouse of a candidate on the ballot or an official write-in candidate; or you are prohibited from serving as an election official due to any other laws or disqualifications.

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In Monongalia County, dozens of Republican poll workers are needed to support early voting and Election Day operations. The Monongalia County Republican Executive Committee seeks to foster and support our citizens to serve in this vital capacity.

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Our commitment to a seamless electoral process extends beyond sheer numbers. By employing a robust team of poll workers, we aim to instill confidence in every voter regarding the election's integrity. Join us as we prioritize transparency, security, and accessibility in the upcoming May 2024 primary election and November 2024 general election, ensuring a democratic experience that resonates with voters.

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Complete the online form to apply via the WV Secretary of State's Office, or call the Monongalia County Clerk at 304-291-7230. More information is available at GoVoteWV.com.

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