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Election Officials

Be a vital part in conducting elections with accuracy, integrity and dignity.

What do Election Officials do? 
Election officials are responsible for administering election procedures in each polling place.

Duties include:

  • Open and close the polls
  • Set up voting equipment
  • Register and sign-in voters
  • Canvass absentee ballots
  • Record vote totals

Who is eligible? To be an Election Official, you must:

  • Be a Registered Voter
  • Be able to read, write and speak English
  • Attend a training class

What is the time commitment? 
Election Officials work approximately 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Are Election Officials paid? 
Yes. Election Officials are compensated.

Are Election Officials guaranteed time off from work? 
Most employers are willing to work out arrangements.

What kind of training do Election Officials receive? 
Classes are held throughout the County for Election Officials.

How can I become an Election Official? 
Judge of Elections and Inspectors of Election are elected offices. However, there are appointed positions in each polling place. Some polls are adequately staffed, but there are some polling places that are always in need of workers. Please fill out our Online Election Official Application (Adobe PDF Required).

Bucks County Board of Elections 
55 E. Court St. 
Doylestown, PA 18901 
Board of Elections - 215-348-6154 
elections@buckscounty.org

Last day to register to vote for the 2017 Municipal Election: Monday, October 10, 2017

Some services are also available at the 
Government Services Centers (Register to vote, absentee ballot applications...):

Lower Bucks County 
7321 New Falls Road 
Levittown, PA 19055 
Phone: 267-580-3500

Upper Bucks County 
261California Road
Quakertown PA 18951 
Phone: 215-529-7250