Qualifications for Being a Poll Worker

A Poll Worker Must…... 

  • Be a citizen of the United States and a resident of that county. 
  • Be at least 16 years of age.  
  • Be able to read, write, and speak the English language.  
  • Not hold public office or be a candidate for public office. 
  • Be able to solve problems. 
  • Be an effective communicator. 
  • Not be an immediate relative of an elected official where the relative is a candidate.  

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O.C.G.A. 21-2-92   

No poll officer may be appointed who  

(a)…...No poll officer shall be eligible for any nomination for public office or to be voted for at a primary or election at which the poll officer shall serve. No person who is otherwise holding public office, other than a political party office, shall be eligible to be appointed as or to serve as a poll officer. A parent, spouse, child, brother, sister, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law of a candidate shall not be eligible to serve as a poll officer in any precinct in which such candidate's name appears on the ballot in any primary or election.