Canyon County Elections

Become a Poll Worker

Canyon County Elections is currently recruiting poll workers for upcoming elections. Poll workers are a critical part of the election process. This is a great opportunity to serve your community and earn extra money in the process.


  • Who should become a Poll Worker
    We are always in need of detail-oriented, tech savvy individuals who value the elections process and enjoy meeting new people.
  • Am I qualified to be an election worker?
    A U.S. citizen; At least 16 years of age;
  • There are potentially three elections each year:
    May: Third Tuesday
    August: Last Tuesday
    November: Tuesday after the First Monday
    Polls open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.
  • What does a poll worker do?
    Attend a mandatory, detailed training session a few weeks prior to each election in Caldwell, Idaho to learn how to be a poll worker and run all of our voting equipment. Chief Judges are required to meet at the polling location to set up equipment, the Monday prior to the election. Times will be given as the election gets closer. Work each Election Day from open to close. Poll workers must be at the polling place by 7am to help set up and must stay until polls are closed and the polling place is packed up. Chief Judges are required to bring back all mandatory equipment and items to our office in Caldwell after the polls have closed. On voting day you will check in voters and explain how to cast their ballots. Chief Judges are paid $199 and election workers are paid $149 per day for each election.


Please use the state-provided training tool for poll workers. Access the training modules by clicking here.

Signing Up

If you’d like to be an election poll worker in Canyon County, complete an application by clicking here or call our Elections Office today at (208) 454-7562.