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Sign up to be a Poll Worker

Update | Monday, January 31, 2022

Although January 25 was designated as National Poll Worker Recruitment Day, it’s not too late to sign up for the upcoming Primary Election.

Each Election Day, Franklin County needs more than 5,000 poll workers to operate polling locations. To encourage fair and impartial elections and ensure a smooth Election Day experience, each site must have individuals identifying with both major political parties. As a registered voter, you can support democracy in action by serving on Election Day. 

 Poll Workers are needed for every election. The next election in Ohio is the May 3 Primary. To encourage community members to participate, the Franklin County Board of Elections offers a flexible training schedule, including weekend and evening options. 

To learn more about becoming a poll worker, follow Columbus State Votes on CougarConnect.
Apply to be a poll worker at this link.  

If you would like to learn more about how you can get involved with Columbus State’s Voter Education initiatives or what the Voter Education Team could do for you, please contact MacKenzie Wilcox, coordinator of Voter Education at


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