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17 Year Old Students Working at the Polls

Election law permits 17-year old high school students (notwithstanding their ineligibility to vote) to work as a compensated employee at the polls on Election Day as a Clerk or Machine Inspector.

18 year old students are also eligible to work at the Polls. All 18 year old students must be registered voters of Bucks County. To apply through the regular poll worker application process, fill it out on the Election Official page.

Machine Inspectors or Clerks are paid $105.00 for the day or $52.50 for half day.

Full day officials work 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

  • Half day officials will be working either the Morning Shift 6:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or the Afternoon Shift 2:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

For more information regarding election officials and duties click here.

The following prerequisites are necessary in order for a student to work:

  • Seventeen (17) years of age
  • United States citizen and resident of Bucks County
  • Enrolled in a secondary school with an exemplary academic record
  • Written approval by the School Representative
  • Written consent of parent or guardian with contact information for the student
  • Judge of Elections must have direct supervision of the student
  • May serve as a Clerk or Machine Inspector

Click here for a permission slip prepared for the upcoming election which should be forwarded to the Bucks County Board of Elections office one month prior to any given election.

Bucks County Board of Elections
55 E Court St
Doylestown PA 18901

Our office will try to keep all students working as close to their home as possible.

Vacancies at the polls will determine where students may be placed. We will keep a list of interested students whom our office will contact when we are notified of a shortage of workers in a particular poll. Due to the short time frame before the election our office will contact only those students who will be working on Election Day.

Board of Elections PortalBucks County Board of Elections 
55 E. Court St. 
Doylestown, PA 18901 
Board of Elections - 215-348-6154 
Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Monday, November 2, 2020 Extended Hours: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

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Absentee/Mail-In Ballot Drop Boxes
Wednesday October 21st to Friday October 23rd: 8:00AM to 7:00PM
Saturday October 24th and Sunday October 25th: 12:00PM-5:00PM
Monday October 26th to Friday October 30th: 8:00AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday October 31st and Sunday November 1st: 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Monday November 2nd: 8:00AM to 7:00PM (Includes Extended Office Hours)
Tuesday November 3rd: 8:00AM to 8:00PM (Election Day)

Central Bucks County
55 E. Court St. 
Doylestown, PA 18901 
Phone: 215-348-6154 

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

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