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Student Election Clerk Information

What are Student Election Workers?

High school students who are 16 years of age or older now have the opportunity to participate in the electoral process by serving as elections clerks at the polling place on Election Day. A student who is at least 16 years of age and who is enrolled in a public or private high school or home school and has the consent of the principal (or parent/legal guardian in charge of education in home school) may serve as an election clerk. The elections officials must receive written authorization from the student's parent or guardian for the student to serve in the election for which he or she is appointed.

This program is designed to provide students with a greater awareness of the electoral process and the rights and responsibilities of voters. The students will assist their local election officials by filling positions at polling places on Election Day and working under the direction of the polling place presiding judge.

What are the Benefits of Serving as an Election Clerk?

Some of the benefits of serving as an election clerk are:

What are the Responsibilities of an Election Clerk?

Working under the supervision of the judge, student election clerks may assist with the following duties:

What are the Required Qualifications of an Election Clerk?

To qualify as a student election clerk, the student must:

How to Apply

Remember…When you turn 18 you will have reached the age to serve as a regular election clerk or judge!

For more information about elections, go to the Secretary of State’s website or contact your local elections officials.