How important is the right to vote for you? This upcoming general election is the most important election of our lifetime. Help us protect the integrity of the democratic process by applying to become an election worker.

Consider one of these positions, most of which are paid.

Poll Watcher

  • Required experience: No experience needed
  • Work time: Any 2-hour block during early voting, October 13 to 30, or on Election Day, November 3, from 6AM - 7PM.
  • Training: 1 hour. Training is offered virtually.
  • Pay: None. This is a volunteer position.
  • Duties: After being assigned to a polling location by the Voter Protection team, observe if election activities are running with integrity and report any issues to the team of Voter Protection attorneys. 

Apply to Become a Poll Watcher

 

Election Clerk 

  • Required experience: No experience needed.
  • Work time: Work election day, November 3, from 6AM to 7PM (minimum 13 hours) or until relieved from duty by the Presiding Judge.
  • Training:  4 hours. Training is offered virtually during a 10-day window
  • Pay: $17 per hour (minimum of $221 per full day worked). * 
  • Duties: Greet voters, manage lines outside, ensuring proper social distancing and recommending masks, and monitoring the last voter in line; check IDs and registration status; sanitize equipment; or perform duties as requested by the Presiding Judge.

Apply to Become an Election Clerk

 

Election Law Clerk

  • Required experience: Attorney or law student.
  • Work time: Work election day, November 3, from 6AM to 7PM (minimum 13 hours) or until relieved from duty by the Presiding Judge. May also sign up to work any day during early voting, October 13 to 30. 
  • Training: 2 hours (CLE) in addition to 4 hours of election clerk training. Training is offered virtually.
  • Pay: $17 per hour (minimum of $221 per full day worked). * 
  • Duties: In addition to regular clerk duties, will act as an election law resource for the Presiding Judge. Election Law Clerks will be able to identify if anyone is overstepping bounds of the law and suppressing the vote, will address the issue immediately with the Presiding Judge, and, if needed, contact the team of Voter Protection attorneys to alert the County Clerk.

Apply to Become an Election Law Clerk

 

Early Vote Clerk

  • Required experience: No experience needed.
  • Work time: Work any day during early voting, October 13 to 30, from 6AM to 7PM (minimum 13 hours) or until relieved from duty by the Presiding Judge.
  • Training: 4 hours. Training is offered virtually during a 10-day window
  • Pay: $17 per hour (minimum of $221 per full day worked). * 
  • Duties: Greet voters, manage lines outside, ensuring proper social distancing and recommending masks, and monitoring the last voter in line; check IDs and registration status; sanitize equipment; or perform duties as requested by the Presiding Judge.

Apply to Become an Early Vote Clerk

 

Alternate Judge

  • Required experience: Served at least 2 elections as an election clerk.
  • Work time: Work election day, November 3, from 6AM until the polling location closes (minimum 13 hours).
  • Training: 4 hours. Training is offered virtually during a 7-day window
  • Pay: $17 per hour (minimum of $221 per full day worked). *
  • Duties: Alternate Judge provides managerial support for Presiding Judge, and performs other duties as requested. May also step into the role of Presiding Judge if Presiding Judge is not available.

Apply to Become an Alternate Judge

 

Presiding Judge

  • Required experience: Served at least 1 election as alternate judge
  • Work time: Work election day, November 3, from 6AM until the polling location closes (minimum 13 hours).
  • Training: 4 hours. Training is offered virtually during a 7-day window.
  • Pay: $20 per hour (minimum of $260 per full day worked). *
  • Duties: Open and close polling location. Recruit staff to work with them at location. Oversee polling location operation. Responsible for handling all voting concerns and/or questions. Responsible for picking up and dropping off supplies needed to execute election location activities. 

Apply to Become a Presiding Judge

 

Ballot Board Member (all positions filled) 

  • Required experience: No experience needed. 
  • Work time: A minimum of 5 half-days, during early voting, October 13 to 30, and Election Day, November 3.
  • Training: 1 hour. Training is offered virtually.
  • Pay: $20 per hour. *
  • Duties: Qualify early vote-by-mail and provisional ballots. Speak up when you see something wrong. Perform duties as requested by Ballot Board Presiding Judge.

Ballot Board FULL

 

ALL ELECTION WORKERS NEED TO BE REGISTERED TO VOTE IN HARRIS COUNTY.

*To be hired, you will need to submit an Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9). Compensation will be paid within two to three weeks by direct deposit into checking account. There will be no cash payment or no checks. Travel time to assigned location will not be paid. All people who are paid will be employees of A1 Employee Personnel, assigned to the county.