Make Elections Happen! Sign up to be a Poll Worker

Elections would not be possible without the help and support of poll workers.

Poll workers are key players in running effective polling places on Election Day — but they do so more than simply checking in voters and handing out ballots. Poll workers are on the frontlines of defending every North Dakotans right to access the ballot box and work to ensure voters are knowledgeable of the political process and understand how to make their voices heard on Election Day. 

Being a poll worker is also a great way to increase visibility of your community's involvement in the political process. By volunteering at the polls, you make it known to your community that voting is important and everyone who is eligible needs to do their part. Your presence as a precinct tells your peers that their polling place is a safe space for everyone regardless of creed, race, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Requirements and key information

Poll workers are the people that make Election Day happen. Elections would not be possible without the help and support of poll workers. No experience is necessary as your local election official will teach you everything you need to know to do the job.

Poll workers must be:
  • A United States Citizen
  • At least 16 years old
  • A resident of North Dakota

North Dakota is counting on your help this election. Volunteering is an opportunity to be uniquely involved in the political process and ensure that every possible polling location is open in your community. So, get in touch with your County Election Official or simply fill out the Sec. of State's application form today and do your part to help voters vote. 

If you end up volunteering, let us know! We'd love to share your story, just email