To apply to be a poll worker, please fill out the form below.

The Cedar County Auditor’s Office is looking for interested individuals to work at polling places on Election Day! Are you friendly, dependable, civic-minded and detail-oriented? Apply to be a precinct election worker! No experience is necessary and training is provided.


Iowa state law requires each election official to be a registered voter. You must also be a resident of Cedar County. Training is required.

Qualified high school students may also be appointed as election officials. To qualify, you must be a US citizen of 17 or older, enrolled full-time in high school, and have the written permission of both your principal and your parent/legal guardian. For more information, contact the Auditor's Office.

Election Officials attend a school of instruction before each election which usually lasts about three hours. These sessions are normally held the week prior to the election. Training is paid.

The Election Day starts at 6:00 a.m. and ends around 9:00 p.m. The work is rewarding, time spent standing is minimal, and workers must remain at the polls all day. There are at least three election officials at every polling place. You will be contacted prior to each election that you are needed to serve.

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What does an Election Official do?


Election Officials are paid $10.00 per hour for their work at the polls and for training. Election Officials who chair a polling place are paid $11.00 per hour. Mileage is reimbursed at 55 cents per mile.

When are Elections held?

Poll Worker Training

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