The recruitment of poll workers is consistently mentioned as a priority for local election officials throughout Kansas. Volunteers and temporary workers play an essential role on Election Day in helping with a variety of election day operations and we need your help!
Becoming a poll worker is easy. Individuals can get started by contacting the Secretary of State’s office at 1-800-262-VOTE (8683), by contacting your local election office or by filling out the online application at the link below. Volunteers must complete training, be registered to vote (if of voting age), an American citizen, at least 16 years old and willing to take an oath of office. In addition, volunteers get compensation for their time. If volunteers are unable to work an entire day, they are encouraged to take a part-time shift or split the day with a friend, family member or colleague.
Youth Election Service (YES)
The Secretary of State’s office encourages schools to spark civic engagement among students, and signing up to be an election poll worker is an excellent way to do so. Poll workers are essential to maintain the integrity of our elections. It provides the opportunity for community involvement with your neighbors and a chance to learn more about the state’s election system. Student poll workers can earn community services hours, extra credit for school, and have a unique experience that stands out on resumes and college scholarship applications.
Participation in the Youth Election Service is easy. Individuals can get started by contacting the Secretary of State’s office at 800-262-VOTE (8683) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers must complete training, be registered to vote (if of voting age), an American citizen, at least 16 years old and willing to take an oath of office.
Complete the application below!