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Poll Workers

Be a proud poll worker

Be a Proud Poll Worker

The Miami-Dade County Elections Department is actively recruiting for poll workers and has launched its first Poll Worker Recruitment CampaignPDF. Complete information on poll worker requirements, pay, training, and links to our online and paper application are listed below. Make a difference, serve your community!

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Poll Worker Requirements

In order to serve as a Miami-Dade County poll worker, an individual must:

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

Apply directly through on our online application. For more information, please email us at or call 305.499.8448.

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Poll Worker Application

Applying to be a poll worker is easy. Simply fill out our online poll worker application and allow us 3-5 business days for processing. You can also print the poll worker applicationPDF and return to us at the address below:

C/O Poll Worker Scheduling Section
Miami-Dade Elections Department
2700 NW 87 Avenue
Miami, Florida 33172

We value your interest in helping us to deliver excellence to Miami-Dade County and its voters.
Contact us at should you have any questions about becoming a poll worker.

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Poll Worker FAQs

Have additional questions about serving as a poll worker? Poll worker positions or pay? What to expect as a poll worker? Please visit our FAQs.

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Poll Worker Training

Per Florida Statute, poll workers are required to train prior to each election. Training is typically offered over several days and in multiple locations (including Saturdays) to best accommodate poll worker schedules. Training is also dependent on the needs of each election(s). Please see the requirements above regarding poll worker eligibility.

With several elections already on the Election Calendar, there are many opportunities to serve as a poll worker this year and beyond. Prospective or current poll workers can review our current poll worker manual for the most up-to-date training information regarding working at the polls:

Poll Worker Combination Training ManualPDF

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Poll Worker Pay

Poll workers are paid a stipend for their services based on position in accordance with the Poll Worker Payment SchedulePDF. Important: in order to be paid for training, a poll worker must also perform their scheduled Election Day duties.

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Election Day

Our Scheduling Section assigns poll workers to work within their home precinct, when possible. If the home precinct is full, a poll worker will typically be assigned to work in another nearby precinct.

Poll Workers assigned to work an election are encouraged to request a Vote by Mail Ballot and return the voted Vote by Mail Ballot to our office before Election Day.

All poll workers must be at their assigned polling place by 5:30 a.m. on Election Day. Polls are officially open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Poll workers are not permitted to leave their assigned polling place on Election Day.

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After Election Day

Once you have worked at the polls on Election Day, your poll worker record will remain active. You will not have to reapply to be a poll worker for future elections. Training, however, is mandatory for all poll workers prior to each election. To confirm that you are still active in our poll worker database, please call 305.499.8448 or email

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