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

Read through the overview, requirements, and time commitment information here and then select the "Election Day Poll Worker Application" button at the bottom of this page and complete the online poll worker application with Miami-Dade County Elections.

Poll Worker Information

Our democracy depends on ordinary people who make sure elections run smoothly and everyone's vote is counted. You can be a part of making sure we have a fair, efficient election for all.

Poll workers staff in-person voting locations on Election Day. This assignment also includes setup on Monday (the day before election day). The Miami-Dade County Elections Department recruits new poll workers, from all areas of the County. They need poll workers who can commit to Monday and Tuesday Election Day duties, long hours and delivering excellence to the voters of Miami-Dade County. Training is provided and poll workers are paid for their service.


  • Be a registered or pre-registered voter in Miami-Dade County
  • Be able to read and write the English language
  • Complete the I-9 employment eligibility form
  • Attend mandatory training prior to each election
  • Have excellent customer service skills
  • Be respectful of all voters
  • Represent the County in a professional manner
  • Remain nonpartisan while at the polls
  • Be able to work long hours
  • Have transportation to and from the polls
  • Have a valid email address

Time Commitment*

Approximately 22 hours comprised of:

  • 4-6 hour in-person training – the Department of Elections will contact you to schedule after you apply
  • Approximately 4 hours Monday afternoon (the day before the election) for pre-election set up at your assigned precinct
  • All day on election day, Tuesday, from 5:30 am until approximately 9 pm (if you have class on Tuesday’s, make sure you secure your professor’s permission to miss class!)

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

How Much Will I Be Paid?

Most first-time, MDC poll workers will serve as either an "Inspector" or a "Poll Deputy" and can earn approximately $190.

View Important Poll Worker Information and 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 asks “Are you a college or university student?” select “Yes” and then for the question “How did you hear about the poll worker opportunity?” select “College/University” and type in “Miami Dade College”
  • If you have questions please email pwrecruitment@miamidade.gov or contact your campus' iCED office
  • Click on the button below and then select “ELECTION DAY POLL WORKER APPLICATION” on the right side