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Phone: 615-898-7743
Fax: 615-217-7144
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1 S. Public Square
Suite 103
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

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8:00am to 4:30pm

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Worker Information and FAQ's

Information and FAQ’s

Thank you for your interest in becoming an election worker! Elections are conducted by our neighbors, friends, co-workers and family members. It takes approximately 300 election workers to staff our 30 vote centers in Rutherford County. You are appreciated!




What are the qualifications?

  • Must be a registered voter in Rutherford County, Tennessee
  • Must be at least 16 years of age and a resident of Rutherford County, Tennessee
  • Must not be an elected government official or a manager/ treasurer for any candidate/political party
  • Must not be a candidate in the election

What is required?

  • Hours of work are 6:00 a.m. until voting and the break down of site is completed. Officer will release you
  • Wear acceptable, comfortable shoes and clothing
  • NO campaign attIre, buttons, or political jewelry
  • Bring food and drinks for the entire day. You will receive a lunch break.
  • Discussion of politics are not permitted while working at the polls

What is an election worker?

  • An election worker is a temporary worker for the Rutherford County Election Commission who works on Election Day.

What are the potential job assignments?

There are three potential positions.

  1. Officer- The officer leads the vote center team and supports the other poll worker positions.
  2. Machine Operator – The Machine Operator assists voters at the voting machine.
  3. Registrar – The registrar operates a computer to check in voters and verifies identification before sending the voter to the voting machine.

How are election workers selected?

  • Each polling location is staffed according to need - we try to place election workers in or near their home if possible. Election workers are divided into political parties based on the party declaration on their application and/or primary voting history. An equal number of workers from each political party is assigned to each polling place.

Will I receive a break while working?

  • The Officer will allow for breaks but the timing will be coordinated based upon the volume of voters.

Do I have to attend training?

  • Training is required under state law. Poll workers must attend training to be eligible to work. Training is a one time class that is offered on multiple dates and times.
  • Additional training videos are linked here TRAINING VIDEOS

Do I get paid for working on Election Day?

  • YESI You will be paid a minimum of $150 for the day. You will receive a check in the mail approximately two weeks after the election.

Why do you need to know my political party?

  • The law requires political party balance at all polling sites. We staff an equal number of Democratic and Republican poll workers at each site.

How do I apply to become an Election Worker?

  • Apply now online APPLY ONLINE
  • Or print the attached form and return it to the Rutherford County Election Commission via US Mail or email it to [email protected]

1 S. Public Square, Suite 103
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Please contact the Rutherford County Election Commission at 615-898-7743 with any questions or at [email protected]