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Student Poll Worker Internship

As of September 1, 2019, eligible high school and college students are now able to work as unpaid poll worker interns on Election Day.

Students must be recommended by a principal, other school official, or the individual responsible for the student’s home instruction program.

Students must be at least 16 years of age at the time of the election. High school students must be classified as a junior or senior or the equivalent.

Students must be enrolled in a public high school, an accredited private high school, home instruction program, or two-year or four-year higher education institution.

Students must be residents of the county or municipality for which the appointment is made.

Before performing any duties, student interns shall attend all required training for poll workers of the county or municipality and any additional training considered necessary by the officials in charge of the election in the county or municipality.

A student intern who works four or more hours in a day during school hours on the day of an election or any day of training shall be entitled to an excused absence from school.

For more information, please review the PowerPoint below.

Student Poll Worker PowerPoint

If you are interested in applying, the application below can be filled out online and then printed out to be completed by the student’s principal or other school official.

Student Poll Worker Internship Application

After the application is completed, please return the form to your County Probate Judge. Addresses for County Probate Judge Offices can be found on the back of the form or at the link here.

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