Recruiting Poll Officials


Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett announced a new statewide campaign to recruit poll officials for the Aug. 6 State and Federal Primary and County General Election. Tennesseans can apply now to join the campaign.
Poll officials perform various tasks to help polling sites run smoothly, including greeting voters, answering questions, processing voters, explaining how to cast a ballot and counting votes. Any voter is eligible to apply, regardless of political affiliation.
Qualifications to be a poll official:
Be a registered voter if 18 or older
Be at least 16 years old
Not be a candidate or close relative of a candidate
Be able to read and write in the English language
The following government employees can also serve as poll officials:
City, County or Metro employees, unless working directly under the supervision of an elected official on the ballot
State of Tennessee employee
Federal employees – consult your Human Resources department to ensure eligibility
Poll officials are compensated for working during early voting and on Election Day, as well as for attending required training sessions.
For more information and to sign up to become a poll official, visit .