Posted 8/23/2023

On National Poll Worker Recruitment Day, Secretary of State Tre Hargett encourages Tennesseans to serve their community by signing up to be poll workers. 
During early voting and on Election Day, poll workers help polling sites in their community run smoothly by conducting various tasks, including greeting voters, answering questions, explaining how to cast a ballot, and counting votes.
Poll workers are paid for working during early voting and on Election Day and attending required training sessions.
Most Tennesseans are eligible to work as poll workers, regardless of political affiliation. 
Qualifications to be a poll worker include:
- Be at least 16 years old
- Be a registered voter in the county if 18 or older
- Be able to read and write in the English language
- Not be a candidate or close relative of a candidate
- Not be supervised by a county or municipal elected worker on the ballot.
To find out more information, contact the Giles County Election Commission or