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Register to become a poll worker


In West Virginia, county executive committees provide the names of persons nominated to work the polls before each election. When nominated poll workers “call off” for any reason, such as the pandemic, county clerks’ offices must appoint alternates to fill the vacancies before Election Day. After learning from other states ahead of the 2020 primary election, West Virginia’s “Elective Service” campaign kicked-off to recruit alternate poll workers.
To serve as a poll worker, you must:
Be registered to vote in your county. 
Be able to read and write the English language;
Attend training; and
Be available to work all of Election Day.
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