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Election Volunteer Information

Election Volunteers

The Allegheny County Elections Division is looking for civic minded workers to serve on Election Day. These Election Officers must be comfortable with new technology and the ever changing election environment. There is a high performance expectation on Election Day and well-trained Election Officers are instrumental in our ability to realize that goal. We are seeking individuals who possess the skills and background most needed to fill those vacancies. If there are no vacancies in your immediate area we will retain your information for future elections.

Our political process depends on the commitment of citizens to participate. It is your turn to demonstrate your civic participation - and get paid at the same time. Allegheny County Election Officers earn from $105 - $130 for the Day.

Complete the online form if you are interested and we'll contact you to discuss position availability and details.

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NOTE:  The information below is general and is intended to provide a brief overview.

General Job Duties of Election Officers

Judge of Election
The Judge of Election is the Election Board team leader responsible for the operation of the voting location and for enforcing Election Day rules and regulations.  The Judge of Election is also responsible for the pick up and return of all election supplies and results.

Inspectors and Clerks of Election
The Inspectors and Clerks of Election assist the Judge of Election and share responsibility for the operation of the polling site.  They process voters, accompany voters to a voting machine, provide assistance to voters with special needs, if needed, and verify ballot information on the voting machine screen.  Following the close of the polls, all Election Officers assist the Judge of Election in tallying and verifying the final results and closing the polling site.

Election Officers:

  • May not hold, or within two months, have held any public office, appointment or employment in or under the Government of the United States, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County or any city.
  • May not be a candidate who is running for a public office on the ballot in that district, except for Judge or Inspector of Election.
  • Must perform the duties of the office in a non-partisan fashion.

Training

Training is mandatory for new Election Officers and is offered before each election. Election Officers should expect to spend at least two hours in an in-depth and hands-on training session.  Election Officers receive additional compensation for attending a training class.

Work Day

All positions serve approximately 15 hours at the voting location on Election Day (from 6:00 am until the Judge of Election releases the Election Officers' team).