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Whether it be in City, County, State or Federal elections, voting is your chance to stand up for the issues you care about, so take some time and educate yourself on the process. And remember, if you don't vote, someone else will make the decision for you. Your power is in your voice. Make your voice heard.
Elections are able to happen because of poll officials helping run polling locations across the nation. Poll officials are a vital part of elections in Tennessee. Poll officials conduct a variety of tasks to help polling sites run smoothly, including greeting voters, answering questions, processing voters, explaining how to cast a ballot, and counting votes.
Poll officials are compensated for working during early voting, on Election Day, and attending any required training sessions. Training is available on days, nights, and Saturdays.
Poll Worker Requirements in Shelby County:
- At least 16 years old and a resident of Shelby County
- If 18, or older, must be a registered voter in Shelby County
- On election days, willing to work from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. or until precinct work is completed
- Provide your own transportation to and from training and the polling location
To be eligible to vote in Tennessee:
- You must be a citizen of the United States.
- You must be (18) years of age or older on or before the date of the next election.
- You must be a resident of Tennessee. View Guidelines for Determining Residency and special considerations for Homeless Persons Residency and Non-resident Property Owners.
- Use online voter registration to conveniently register to vote or update your voter registration.