Centre County Elections

Become an Election Worker

Centre County Elections is currently recruiting election workers for upcoming elections. Election workers are a critical part of the election process. This is a great opportunity to serve your community and earn extra money in the process.


In general, you must be registered to vote in the county where you wish to work. (Exceptions exist for 17-year-old high school students, who must meet additional requirements. High school students should contact the Centre County Elections Office for more information.)

Additionally, government officials and government employees are not allowed to serve as poll workers. Exceptions exist for district judges, notaries public, and members of the Pennsylvania National Guard. Likewise, you are generally not allowed to serve if your name appears on the ballot. 

Poll workers generally work for the entire day on election day, from before the time the polls open at 7:00 am, until after the polls close at 8:00 pm.

Counties train poll workers on their election day duties.

All poll workers are paid for their time on election day.


Election workers are paid a stipend for volunteering. The stipend is set by the Centre County Elections Board.

  • Technician – $150.00
  • Inspector – $100.00
  • Election Clerk/Poll worker – $80
  • Student poll worker – $80
  • Training Class attendance – $30

Signing Up

If you’re interested in being an election worker, please complete the Pennsylvania Poll Worker Interest Form. If you’re unable to attend an in-person training listed below, let us know and we can mail you a packet.