Cuyahoga County Board of Elections hiring election day workers for Nov. 6

The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is seeking reliable and civic-minded people to serve as poll workers during the Nov. 6 general presidential election.

Poll worker applications will be available at over 100 locations throughout the county.

"This is an important and exciting election. We need to hire the best, most reliable election day workforce as possible to help us administer a fair, transparent and smooth Eeection day," said Jane Platten, director, Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. "We rely on 6,000 poll workers to help us conduct our elections so we need to hire the best, most hardworking team in the field. In order to do that, we are reaching out to all of our community partners in this recruitment effort," said Platten.

Poll workers earn $172.10 for their service, which includes successfully completing a poll worker training class, attending a meeting the night before the election, and working on election day from 5:30 a.m. until about 8:00 p.m.

Poll workers must be at least 17 years of age and registered to vote in Cuyahoga County. State law does not allow convicted felons to serve as poll workers.

Bilingual and Republican poll workers are always in demand. Each of the county’s 1,063 precincts requires two Democrat and two Republican poll workers to ensure political balance during the voting process.  

Applicants may apply online at or call the Board of Elections Poll Worker Department at 216-443-3277.

Mike West

Mike West is a Cuyahoga County Board of Elections media and voter education specialist.

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