Poll Workers Help People Vote – Power the Elections in Your Neighborhood. Help Your Community and Get Paid!

2 Steps to Becoming a Paid Poll Worker with Miami-Dade Elections

Read through the Overview and FAQs section below and then select the "Sign Up to Be a Poll Worker" button at the bottom of this page and complete the online poll worker application with Miami-Dade Elections.

Overview and FAQS

America is facing a record shortage of poll workers this year due to Covid-19. Our democracy depends on ordinary people who make sure elections run smoothly and everyone's vote is counted. You can make sure we have a safe, fair, efficient election for all. This is a critical moment; in the era of uncertainty caused by Covid-19, fewer seasoned poll workers are returning for their typical positions so new poll workers are needed. Poll worker shortages can lead to long lines and voter disenfranchisement.

Poll workers staff in-person voting locations on Election Day (Tuesday, 11/3). This assignment also includes setup on Monday, 11/2. The Miami-Dade County Elections Department is actively recruiting for new poll workers, from all areas of the County, who can commit to Monday and Tuesday Election Day duties, long hours and delivering excellence to the voters of Miami-Dade County. The Elections Department will provide training along with PPE (personal protective equipment) for Election Day.


  • Be a registered voter in Miami-Dade County
  • Be able to read and write the English language
  • Have excellent customer service skills
  • Represent the county in a professional manner
  • Remain nonpartisan while at the polls

Time Commitment*

Approximately 22 hours comprised of:

  • 4 hour in-person training on a Saturday (either 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, or 1 pm – 5 pm) – the Department of Elections will contact you to schedule after you apply
  • Approximately 4 hours the afternoon of Monday, November 2nd for pre-election set up at your assigned precinct
  • All day on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, from 5:30 am until approximately 9 pm

*We encourage you to apply only if you meet the above requirements and can uphold the stated time commitments.

How Much Will I Be Paid?

Most first-time, MDC poll workers will be either an "inspector" or a "poll deputy" – the total stipend is approximately $175 for those who complete the training, pre-election set-up, and work election day.

View Poll Worker Frequently Asked Questions

Ready to Sign Up?

  • You will need to have your voter registration number to sign up. If you misplaced your registration number you can visit find your information here.
  • For the question that says "How did you hear about the Poll Worker opportunity?" Please select "Miami Dade College."
  • If you have any questions please email pwrecruitment@miamidade.gov or contact your campus' iCED office