Become a Pollworker (Election Judge)
Wyoming Needs You!
Election judges are essential to our democracy. Election judges are officials that staff local polling places, administer election procedures, and ensure the rights of voters are protected on Election Day. Serving as an election judge provides an opportunity to learn about the elections process and is a great service to our community.
Duties of an Election Judge
- Set up the polling place;
- Operate voting equipment;
- Direct voters to the correct line;
- Register individuals to vote;
- Ensure all qualified voters are permitted to vote;
- Demonstrate how to vote;
- Distribute ballots to voters;
- Assist voters;
- Close down polling place following voting;
- Determine results after polls close;
- Certify the polling place results;
Becoming an Election Judge
You may become an election judge by pursuing one of the following options:
1. Contact the county chairman of your major or minor political party; or
2. Contact your County Clerk or your municipal clerk.
All appointments are made by the County Clerk. If appointed, you must attend training conducted by your county clerk. W.S. 22-8-110.
Serving as an Election Judge
- Election judges may be asked to serve in the precinct where they live or elsewhere in the county.
- Election judges are assigned to work with several other election judges in a polling place.
- Election judges may serve for the Primary and/or General Election day. See Key Election Dates to find the dates of future scheduled elections.
- Election judges may be asked to serve during a special election.
Required Qualifications to be an Election Judge
To be an election judge you must meet all of the following qualifications:
- You must be registered electors in Wyoming.
- You must be physically, morally and mentally competent to perform their duties.
High school students 16 years old and older may serve as election judges.
Desired Qualifications of an Election Judge
- Registered elector in Wyoming;
- Ability to communicate clearly with voters;
- Comfortable with assisting and serving a diverse population;
- Ability to remain impartial and not exert influence over voters;
- Physical and emotional stamina;
- Attention to detail;