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YOUTH AT THE BOOTH

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.

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 Primary: Monday, April 17, 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