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Lannie K. Chapman
Salt Lake County Clerk



How To Become A Poll Worker

Thank you for your interest in becoming a poll worker! Salt Lake County is fortunate to have people willing to keep our elections smooth and secure. See below for a list of poll worker qualifications, requirements, and responsibilities.

Time commitments include:

  • Attending a two-hour, in-person training class during the week before the election.
  • Spending approximately two hours on Monday afternoon/evening the day before the election to set up signage and voting machines.
  • Working 5:30 am to approximately 10:00 pm on Election Day.

You will be asked to:

  • Lift and set up voting equipment weighing approximately 30 pounds.
  • Follow explicit instructions dictated by State Law and County Policy.
  • Assist voters of various backgrounds.
  • Remain politically neutral.
  • Support the Vote Center Lead in set-up and take-down of the location.
  • Help or teach voters to navigate voting machines.

Poll workers must be:

  • Over 18 years of age, with some exceptions.
  • Not related to a candidate appearing on the ballot.


If you would like more information about working the polls, check out the volunteer page.

Volunteer Information


If you would like to become a poll worker, you can register your interest by completing the survey below.

Poll Worker Questionnaire

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Salt Lake County Clerk
Election Division

2001 S State Street, #S1-200
PO Box 144575
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4575

Office Hours
8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday
Closed on official Utah state holidays and weekends.

(385) 468-7400

(385) 468-7365

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